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Windmill on the Hill

On the rise of a hill, overlooking the bend Where the old gravel road, seems to narrow and blend Stands your bony remains, weathered timber and nails Posing regal contentment, without praise or complaint Lacking attention, but for birds and the rain.. Leaning slightly in back, from the north to northwest Squeaking a bit, from a past of neglect It clings to the wind, to a past that has spent The years have abused you... No longer called useful? I beg to reply...I think you are beautiful Strong beams held you strong Your day's work was done When the wind caught your breath and death came with drought, where doubt found a home Now the birds make their home on the wings of your song Pride came from the hands that came to erect Hammered a nail with faith's dedication Placing each board, with hope and conviction A wheel, standing regal, a workhorse with fervor Once brought new life, from the depths of a river The years have abused you... No longer called useful? I beg to reply...I think you are beautiful

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  1. Date: 4/29/2015 10:22:00 AM
    Oh I love this poem which you dedicate to the old windmill, Carrie! Yes, it is beautiful! I was brought up in a windmill and I can well relate to what you write about. Congrats on a lovely win. All the best. // paul

  1. Date: 4/26/2015 12:06:00 AM
    Carrie, Congratulations on your Simply Beautiful # 2 contest win :) Luv ~LINDA~

  1. Date: 4/20/2015 6:37:00 PM
    You done that old windmill proud...My favorite line... "Now the birds make their home on the wings of your song ...Congrats on a great win!

  1. Date: 4/20/2015 12:46:00 PM
    Such a beautiful tribute to the windmill, Carrie. Congratulations on your nice win. Hugs, Sandra

  1. Date: 4/19/2015 6:45:00 PM
    I love windmills and I love this beautiful tribute to them. Carrie, your poetry shines. Congratulations!

  1. Date: 4/19/2015 6:27:00 PM
    I think those old, creaky windmills are still beautiful, too... This is a wonderful write, Carrie. I really enjoyed it. Congrats on the win!

  1. Date: 4/19/2015 5:58:00 PM
    Absolutely awesome Carrie! many congrats on your win:-) Hugs Jan xx 7 xx

  1. Date: 12/27/2013 2:11:00 PM
    I think you have surpassed the limits of reality with this one. Very pleasing sequence of stanzas with the meaningful repeat. I must say, you're quite the storyteller yourself. This poem really seems "a living thing". Happy New Year!

  1. Date: 12/18/2013 2:55:00 PM
    A good and winning write from you CArrie well done..'

  1. Date: 12/18/2013 6:48:00 AM
    Carrie so well portrayed congrats on win Shadow x smile hug

  1. Date: 12/17/2013 9:48:00 PM
    nice win...PD

  1. Date: 12/17/2013 6:10:00 PM
    Congratulations Carrie

  1. Date: 12/17/2013 12:48:00 PM
    Outstanding and yes Beautiful. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 12/17/2013 10:43:00 AM
    - Congratulations on your winning poem in the: "SEEING BEAUTY..." contest, Carrie. - A pleasure to read your poem and a pleasure to take part. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 12/17/2013 8:25:00 AM
    A joy to read your poem on seeing the beauty in imperfection and congratulations on the win, Carrie

  1. Date: 12/11/2013 8:52:00 AM
    I think it's beautiful too. I love your writing, Carrie!

  1. Date: 12/10/2013 9:57:00 PM
    An awwesomw poem you have written here, Carrie, I hope it is a win for you....Peter

  1. Date: 12/10/2013 6:34:00 PM
    Ms. Carrie I absolutely loved Windmill! Outstanding my dear!! chuck

  1. Date: 12/9/2013 11:17:00 PM
    Hi Carrie! I like this awesome outstanding winning piece! love, gautami

  1. Date: 12/9/2013 5:08:00 PM
    I like this it allowed my mind to wander within the scene described by your poem