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Beth H Hietala

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Our Farm
by Beth H Hietala

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It's just an old white farmhouse
At the end of a long drive way
The paint is old and chipping
Where the years have worn away
Time has claimed the hen house
It now lies in the burn pile
And the hens are in the tool shed
Which has been sinking for a while
The fields are all grown over
Full of brush and trees
No longer can you see the hay
Blowing in the breeze
The sauna stove is cracking
And we need a new front door
The goats destroyed my garden
My tomatoes are no more
A fisher came and got my ducks
From our little pond
And the wolf that ate my rooster
Well...let's just say he is gone
The big red barn that holds the tractor
Needs a new supporting beam
As for my deck out front
That still remains a dream
The house is pretty old
And it needs a deeper well
But the kids are growing up here
and there's no way we'd sell

Beth 2002

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Reviewed by Marilyn Seray 1/8/2003
Beautiful write Beth. I'd love to spend a wee on a farm with my kids, and show them what it is to get up with the roosters, fish for dinner, milk the cows, and go to bed early but happy and tired. Oh yeah, no video games or TV. that'll be hidden in the closet, and only come out when they're asleep LOL
Reviewed by William M. Sowman 12/19/2002
Beth, how I envy you and that old farm. Bill Murray
Reviewed by Amor Sabor 12/19/2002
I suppose the farm has seen its heyday and is standing yet as testament to a better day gone by long ago. But it also stands as a monument to a piece of history as well that cannot be sold so easily. Excellent write. Have a joyous Season and God bless.
Reviewed by Faye Enno (Reader) 12/19/2002
Imagery was superb with this poem.
Excellent write and loved the ending!

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