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Below is the poem entitled CAREFREE AND SIMPLE which was written by poet daver austin. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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my daily fancy
i’d love to live on a farm
in hilly country
mountain peaks in the distance
the animals all carefree

then a further thought
we’d have a good fishing pond
oh, not a huge lake
just large enough to boat, swim,
and ice skate in the winter

central to the spread
this cozy, two-story house
with a sitting porch
white picket fence surrounding
and willows, elm, and maple

barn all painted red
ladder-climb to the hayloft
horses in their stalls
one big upper story door
for sitting on moonlit nights

neighbors not too far
but scattered among the hills
with a steeple church
modern, not gothic or weird
but emblem of good feeling

and these final thoughts –
a big Saturday night dance
in the county hall
smart looking gal on my arm
just hear those hoe-down fiddles! 

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  1. Date: 6/8/2013 11:00:00 PM
    oh for times like these. You make it sound so idyllic, Daver. I really like this plain and simple and cute poem. (so funny what you said about my young man who cuts off fingers!!)

  1. Date: 6/5/2013 6:35:00 AM
    Dear Dave - Shades of "Tammy Tell Me True." Fiddle me timbers. love, Kathy P.S. - to say your dream is heaven.

  1. Date: 5/29/2013 12:45:00 PM
    Dear Daver, this poem took me on such a lovely journey back to a simpler life and time. Don't catch any fish without me! I'll tackle them if I have to. LOL I didn't write any new poetry. Soup admin just chose an old one to put in their featured poems. Thanks for reading it though. Love and blessings, Carolyn

  1. Date: 5/28/2013 4:14:00 PM
    Very descriptive work..Reads like it would be a wonderful place to live..Enjoyed reading this evening..Thanks for stopping by..Sara

  1. Date: 5/27/2013 7:06:00 PM
    remarks of couples soon after ww2. i want that too. idyllic!! nice write. randy

  1. Date: 5/27/2013 9:34:00 AM
    Dang that P D..she done beat to the comment.. L O L))) anyways Daver I'd like the whereabouts of this lil spread...' puts me in a relaxed frame of that danc'n would limber me up; then i would be ready for breakfast...'

  1. Date: 5/27/2013 9:26:00 AM
    Daver, a carefree feeling... nothing better than the white picket fence, day by day... i like the simple moonlight nights... nice poem. take care ~PD