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The Old Red Barn


The Old Red Barn

The old red barn sits down by the river,
The tin roof glistens just like silver.
For many years it has been standing tall,
An old ad about Burma Shave is still seen on the wall.

I remember the fields where we brought in hay,
We had to harvest it without delay.
The old red barn would guard the yield,
Just like the knight got protection from his shield.

The harvest of the corn was next on the list,
We shucked the corn and made it ready for the grist.
The old red barn received the corn meal right away,
Just like a girl receiving her first bouquet.

The old red barn is still in its place,
There is no corn, nor hay, not even a trace.
The people are gone that once made it thrive,
In your minds-eye they were like bees in a hive.

The old red barn has closed its door,
No one comes to visit any more.
I look back as I walk away,
The old red barn seemed to be weeping that day.

©2008 Lynn B Glover

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  1. Date: 10/14/2013 4:58:00 PM
    Lynn, beautiful poem ,brings back old memories. Anne . soup mail

    Glover Avatar Lynn Glover
    Date: 10/14/2013 7:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Anne, thank you so much for your encouraging comment. Those days are gone, except in our memories and in these poems. Thanks for stopping by and very happy it gave you some memories of our past. Your friend Lynn.
  1. Date: 4/28/2013 9:04:00 PM
    this is a lovely tribute to the days of yore. My grandpa had such a barn and same color!!

    Glover Avatar Lynn Glover
    Date: 4/28/2013 10:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    This was a special time around the farm, with many good memories. Thanks for looking in, your friend Lynn
  1. Date: 4/28/2013 6:38:00 PM
    Hello Lynn, believe it or not i know this barn. It is a different barn I know of course. And I stop by every now and then, and listen to the river flowing by it. But, some how i feel an empty shadow over it. I can feel the life it use to have one time. Just like your poem above, i feel the old red barn weeping, and missing it's own. I really love how this poem generated my heart... always~ Linda

    Glover Avatar Lynn Glover
    Date: 4/28/2013 10:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm certainly glad it brought back some memories, and I'm sure they were good. I remember as if it were yesterday. Thanks for stopping by Your Friend Lynn
  1. Date: 4/28/2013 10:26:00 AM
    I absolutely adore every single aspect of this poem! So very lovely, it is. :) Well done, you are a sensational poet! Hugs

    Glover Avatar Lynn Glover
    Date: 4/28/2013 10:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Anne, I really am glad you enjoyed this poem. Look around for my book, "Poems from the Heart" and if you cannot locate it contact me and I'll get you one. Thanks for these lovely comment. Your friend Lynn
  1. Date: 4/23/2013 8:38:00 PM
    This is a very good, heartfelt poem. I sense some nostalgia, but I really love the imagery. Thank you so much for sharing

    Glover Avatar Lynn Glover
    Date: 4/28/2013 10:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Juli-Michelle, I'm so sorry I have not answered these lovely comments, but I have been side tracked with pneumonia. I'm writing again I want to thank you so much for your lovely comments about this poem. Your friend, Lynn.
  1. Date: 4/19/2013 3:03:00 PM
    Memories are so precious, this one strikes me as unforgettable for you, well done Lynn, xxx Thank you for your kind visit my pagexxx

    Glover Avatar Lynn Glover
    Date: 4/19/2013 6:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    At age 78 Mystic I have many beautiful memories to write about. Thank you for stopping by and I really enjoyed my visit to your site and plan to go back soon. Your friend Lynn
  1. Date: 4/19/2013 2:29:00 PM
    Good construction here, e.g: The old red barn would guard the yield, Just like the knight got protection from his shield. Enjoyed the story of The Old Red Barn.

    Glover Avatar Lynn Glover
    Date: 4/19/2013 2:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks heaps ndaba, I'm certainly pleased that you enjoyed it. YOur Friend Lynn