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Farm Sense

Shotgun shells, fireworks, an empty casing, Burnt gunpowder sensed with imagined smell, Bring a smile as the mind begins onward racing, Of times past and grand stories to retell, Hunts to remember; 4th of Julys raising hell. Even the repugnant is remembered with glee, Fresh swine manure upon beds of loose straw, Time on the farm, a boy’s life lived carefree, Fishing, hunting, and building with grandpa, Learning gun safety and how to hammer and saw. A favorite to this day is corn cut fresh, Dust in the air with stalked rows piled, Behind the red tractor and an 8 row thresh. Memories overflow of that innocent child Of the fun that was had, a boy in the wild.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 4/1/2018 7:26:00 PM
Well written, Michael. I'll take farm over city, any day. Congrats.
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Date: 3/31/2018 8:55:00 AM
Back with congrats <3
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Date: 3/30/2018 8:23:00 PM
Well done, Michael. Congrats on your win.
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Date: 3/30/2018 5:12:00 PM
Well, I don't remember some of these as pleasant but each person has their taste. Thank you for your participation in my contest. Congrats on being on the winners' list. Sara
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Date: 3/30/2018 12:45:00 PM
such vivid images Michael, thanks for sharing these memories:-) congrats on your win:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 3/30/2018 12:07:00 PM
A pleasant read for me ... congratulations on your fine win ...
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Date: 3/30/2018 1:57:00 AM
Congratulations Michael on a great win! Mick
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Michael Vacek
Date: 3/30/2018 11:01:00 AM
Thank you Mick...
Date: 3/29/2018 10:02:00 PM
Congratulations on your win, Michael! Have a wonderful Easter Hugs Eve
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Michael Vacek
Date: 3/30/2018 11:01:00 AM
Easter is a good time to reflect on blessings received but not earned.
Date: 3/29/2018 8:22:00 PM
Congratulations on your win with this poem of memories!
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Michael Vacek
Date: 3/30/2018 11:03:00 AM
I really enjoyed my time in Storm Lake, Iowa as a kid...Thank you
Date: 3/22/2018 9:39:00 PM
Pleasure to read! Faving that for future indulgence, fabulous poetry Michael :)
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Michael Vacek
Date: 3/30/2018 11:06:00 AM
Thank you Maureen. My most vivid memory of that time was the sounds...that was back in the day when hog farms were outdoors...I remember the clankity clank of the feed bins as they opened and closed.