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And It Stood Right Over There.

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And It Stood Right Over There.

there once stood a man who in dungarees trained,
all his horses to run with his denim shirt stained.

There were fresh jars of liquor and bushels of wheat.
There was a cowbell that clanged:" Time! Come and eat!"

There once was a girl who rolled free in the hay.
Then she saw a packed loft on her wedding day.

There once soared a fire that brought cries of: " Help!"
There was a whipping out back of a brazen young whelp.

He once had a large family. They left him, one by one,
as the red barn was peeling in the long summer sun.

There once was a prize mare who had pictures and praise.
There once stood a red barn. It was here in those days

There still stand two stones, where this man and his wife
became one with the land to which they gave their life.





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  1. Date: 11/7/2010 6:31:00 PM
    Couldn't see any newer ones of yours that I'd not yet viewed. Came back to this one. It is really nice! LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 10/23/2010 9:31:00 PM
    I like how you related the history of a family's lives with that of the red barn. Best of luck in the contest and thanks for your sweet comments on my work these past few days. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 10/5/2010 4:35:00 PM
    Good luck in the contest with this nostalgic barn write...I enjoyed reading your work this eve..Sara