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A Gal Who Grew Up in a Barn

Gather round while I spin a yarn 'bout a young gal, grew up in a barn With horses and cows, she had her own stall She loved taking care of them, most of all She'd feed the horses and milk every cow Nobody ever showed her quite how She worked so hard, she rubbed her hands raw Baling the hay and bundling the straw Well, year after year she took care of her tasks Secretly hoping that someone would ask Her out on a date or some such like that But she was afraid of men and a little bit fat One summer day the sky turned pitch black A tornado was brewing, there was no turning back It stormed right on in, a-whirling and whooshing, a picture of awe All her hay swept away, she clutched at two pieces of straw She hung on to those straw strands with all of her might As they swilled and swirled, and flew up out of sight The last folks saw of her, she was high up in the sky Singin' -- "To heck with horses! I'm a bird; I can fly!" September 10, 2020 Clutching at Straws Poetry Contest Sponsor: Kai Michael Neumann

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Date: 9/15/2020 12:50:00 PM
Liked the whole poem. Loved this part " But she was afraid of men and a little bit fat" and ADORED the last line!
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 9/15/2020 5:49:00 PM
OK. Can't argue with you here. (Why should I?! lol). :) gw
Date: 9/11/2020 1:59:00 PM
Hi Gershon, my very Best Wishes for the contest with this amazing write. You take on various subjects with finesse. Thank you for your recent comments. :-)
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 9/11/2020 2:17:00 PM
Very kind of you, Regina! Happy weekend to you, Gershon
Date: 9/11/2020 9:32:00 AM
Delightful tale in poetic form, Gershon! My kind of poetry that tells a story. Bob
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 9/11/2020 1:41:00 PM
Bob, your comment is music to my ears. Thank you, and here's to a wonderful weekend. Smiles for miles, Gershon
Date: 9/11/2020 6:23:00 AM
I do love birds gw. Even the horsey kind. I really enjoyed this giggle today. Many thanks for the twisty end! laf
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 9/11/2020 1:40:00 PM
Glad this provided a giggle or two. That's always great to hear. Happy weekend, Linda! :) gw
Date: 9/11/2020 2:15:00 AM
You had me hanging on every word, and I do like a happy ending. Tell us another story Mr Wolf.
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 9/11/2020 1:39:00 PM
Thanks for the positive feedback, Geoffrey. Much appreciated. And I shall try my hand at more of these. Happy Weekend, Gershon
Date: 9/11/2020 2:05:00 AM
I loved this tale. Much better to be a bird that live in a barn. ~~
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 9/11/2020 1:39:00 PM
Hey, thanks for the perceptive comment, Victor. Hadn't thought of that angle. ~ Watch the Birdie, Gershon