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Farmer's Seed

You are the salt of the earth;
Farmer, we say that to you;
You are hardworking and true;
We recognize your worth.
To the crop you give birth,
The soil, you subdue,
Cornstalks break through,
to avert famine and dearth.

But where is your son?
He’s not learning how.
He won’t be outdone—
living the life of high brow,
He forfeits work in the sun,
renounces his seed and the plow.



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  1. Date: 7/4/2014 5:37:00 PM

    Wonderful poem Kim, very nice to read Enjoyed this one....peter
  1. Date: 6/26/2014 10:39:00 AM

    Very impressive write in Italian sonnet,