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LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE

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LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE

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Across open planes, the wind ruffles wheat as I hang linens and whistle a hymn, The creek sings along, its melody sweet, I touch the bonnet he bought on a whim, One babe is long due, one is by my feet. Though only last year life had been so grim, Blessings we cherish, beyond wildest dreams, Oh, this frontier life and all its extremes. Our homestead is small, we work dawn to dusk for there’s land to tend and children to rear, Some folks wilt like a forgotten cornhusk, Hardship is plenty for a pioneer. Summer can scorch and each winter is brusque, But there’s his fiddle, much love and good cheer, My face finds the sun, praises one bright beam, Oh, this frontier life and all its extremes.
By Cyndi MacMillan, For Nette Onclaud’s “Moment in Another Time” Contest Written March 22, 2012 *The soup syllable counter counts touch as two syllables. It is one syllable.

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  1. Date: 4/13/2012 2:40:00 PM
    LOL my syllable counter is often wrong too! OH well we go by what it sounds like when we read it! I too love this era and feel 1 of my incarnations was then ..read "Undiginified Death"/sestina Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 4/10/2012 2:05:00 PM
    Congrats Cyndi on your special win hugs vie

  1. Date: 4/10/2012 12:39:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in Nette's "Moment In Another Time" contest Cyndi. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/10/2012 10:14:00 AM
    congrats Cyndi on an awesome writer and win for one moment in another time luv.. excellently expressed with a vivid photo to compliment words too luv..

  1. Date: 4/10/2012 3:12:00 AM
    a clear attention to details with such slice-of life charm, cyn.. one for the books!.. sweet congrats on your win in my contest..:) huggs!

  1. Date: 4/10/2012 1:30:00 AM
    Congratulations Cyndi this is a beautiful poem the picture conjured is beautiful though harsh well done xx

  1. Date: 3/23/2012 2:26:00 PM
    Positively beautiful imagery, Cyndi. Life for pioneers wasn't easy, but families seemed much closer then. I think "progress" has been a force in causing family members to go their own way. No longer do childrn help with tasks at home just to benefit the family. Someone, please tell me how to use photos! Yours is beautiful, Cyndi, and goes so well with the poem. Wishing you success in the contest! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 3/23/2012 7:45:00 AM
    Oh what lovely times. Magnificent write Cyndi. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/22/2012 10:32:00 PM
    Cyndi...superb depiction of one of my favorite all time shows...yes, I would go back in time to live amongst them too...minus the ravaging wolves and rogue Indian attacks in the earlier seasons...ha ha...A great entry! Love, Gwendolen

  1. Date: 3/22/2012 10:24:00 PM
    I don't think there's an episode of Little House on the Prairie I didn't see as a child. Boy, did I love Almanzo. I wanted to be Laura. LOL...you really captured the time and place. I love it. Thanks for your sweet comments last night. The ballooning over Paris is pure fiction. I have never been to Paris and I'm afraid of heights! You will never see me in a hot air balloon. But I love the painting, Ballooning Over Paris 1890. As far as the membership goes, maybe one day. Right now, I cant afford it and I kind of like being on the outside looking in to some degree. I might change my mind one day. I really appreciate the encouragement. Blessings, Rhonda