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Megan's Song
By Bonnie M Torrente
Sunday, June 06, 2004

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A farming family.
In a day when the pace was slower, work was harder,
and happiness came from the simpler things in life.



~    Megan痴 Song    ~

 

Hot summer days, pull段n plow, bale段n hay,
Fried chicken on Sundays, indeed!
We first go to church to offer our thanks,
And give side pork for the poor folk in need.


Pa works hard farm段n the small parcel he bought,
And Ma sews for rich folks in town.
Us kids do the chores and help in the fields,
Pick段n taters for two cents a pound.


Last year our cow "Elsa", gave birth to twins,
Their sell段n price got us through spring.
Ma bought candles to light, for our Saturday nights,
Watch段n little sister Meg as she sings.


She strums on the washboard and makes like she reads,
Every word in the Sears catalog.
Just a silly ol tune, just for fun then resume,
Warm段n up for her beautiful songs.


She can稚 read a lick, cause she痴 just a hick,
Who was raised-up right here on the farm,
With us sisters and brothers, tak段n care of each other
Made us a family, with old country charm.


Our whole relations feels proud, when Megan sings
right out loud,
Ma and Pa are so pleased they could burst,
When they hear their child sing and our old farmhouse
rings,
With the sound of Megan痴 voice, verse by verse.


We ain稚 had much school段n, nor did Ma and Pa,
But they learned us what痴 wrong and what痴 right.
Jesus blessed all us kin, with Megan痴 song led by him,
Note by note, every Saturday night.
 

 

 

 

 

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Reviewed by George Carroll 9/10/2004
Great reliving of the past and how glorious it was before television.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 6/7/2004
nice story/poem, bonnie; thanks for the sharing! enjoyed~

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :D

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