Morning on the Farm
I walked with him to the stable this morning,
And watched him soothe the cows awaiting
The barnyard coming alive with the sounds
Of animals in the morning a new day creating.
Then on to the large greenhouse full of plants
Already needing water as the sun was hot,
And many the plants were starting to wilt
I thought of the day’s chores in this lovely spot.
Almost before the sun had risen fully
To stir the children in the simple farmhouse,
The morning’s collection of eggs in a basket
We fed the chickens, a pheasant, and grouse.
Before the sun had reached its place at noon
The animals were all cared for diligently, and
Machinery readied for autumn harvesting,
The acres of field corn just like he planned.
FIRST PLACE TROPHY WINNER
written September 2, 2021
especially for "Idyll Thoughts" Poetry Contest
sponsored by John Lawless
Copyright © L MILTON HANKINS | Year Posted 2021
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