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Best Homestead Poems

Below are the all-time best Homestead poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of homestead poems written by PoetrySoup members


The Old Homestead
Orphaned footsteps round the old place.
Pitch black soil, packed deep with bartered
coin and Indian heads – wood and otherwise,

coat her worn leather shoes, Hutterite chic....

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Categories: homestead, family, history, introspection, nature, nostalgia, people,
Form: Lyric



Atacama / English Version
Atacama, Eden of winds,
flower of abandoned rocks and of sapleter,
homestead of flamingoes and geysers,
and above all ,
below an azure sky,
mountains are carrying on their tops...

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Categories: homestead, historywater, history, water,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Many, many long years ago


Going home after forty years
I came back to conquer my fears
Brush with the law forced me to go
Many, many long years ago.

The old homestead no...

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Categories: homestead, friend, home, memory, river,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Cowboys in the Badlands
Rather lost, they stare over the divide,
how best to circumnavigate this obstacle?
They can see a path gently sloping down
but it is far off to the...

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Categories: homestead, horse, life,
Form: Cowboy
Cheese curds Make My Day
Cheese curds make my day.

My wife has a daily habit
Of caring for all my needs.
She keeps her eyes wide open
To see what she can see.

This...

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© Old buck  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: homestead, appreciation, farm, food, poetry, thank you,
Form: Rhyme



Crazy Folk
It's never explained
why she and her son were spared
in the raid on their homestead
It drove her insane
and her boy became a mute
She sent him off...

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Categories: homestead, adventure, crazy, native american,
Form: Choka
Children of Entitlement
They won't let us have
the same things ...
things that once was given to them
They say we deserve it not,
because we're of the rejected seed ---
those...

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Categories: homestead, black african american, perspective, race, truth,
Form: Narrative
Man's Greatest Enemy
Why, the greatest enemy of man is man
for man has subdued everything else
Fear not the tiger, fear the murderer's plan
Just hearken well to what history...

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Categories: homestead, conflict, corruption, society, war,
Form: Quatrain
The Ol' Barn
There was a barn once painted red
that stood on grandpa's old homestead.
T'was built so very long ago -
a sorry sight. I told him so.

I often,...

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Categories: homestead, character, freedom, political, remember, society, symbolism,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Windmill
It was once the pride of a prairie farmer not too many years ago.
Now, long abandoned it stands forlorn on a wind-blown plateau.
Its rusting blades...

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Categories: homestead, nostalgia, water, water,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Pilgrimage
They fought the tide to own this land
A fight I did not understand
They fought the plow, they fought the drought, they fought the debt
But yet,…by...

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Categories: homestead, family, nostalgia,
Form: Narrative
Note for the faint hearted
When she was born she had no father,
spent nights in the streets to feed her mother,
who was diagnose with a disease cancer,
she strolled the streets...

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Categories: homestead, funeral, recovery from..., house, house, life,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member CHINA TOUR THOUGHTS 3

China Tour Diary Moment #3
SHANGRI-LA, TIBET
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Paradise on earth: Himalayan range;
A phenomenon carved by elements;
Here magic gives birth to ways that seem strange;
A place where lessons...

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Categories: homestead, devotion,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member WISHING NOT TO RECALL



Revisiting our ancestral farmhouse
I feel this certain tinge of aloneness,
Which smudges the lively remembrances
About a big clan huddled together
Under narra trees, each Sunday…a frolic kindled
By...

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Categories: homestead, longing, remember,
Form: Free verse
Children of an Angry Father
When primeval men were made,
Someone said they were perfect,
But I ask them how plausibly so
Can perfection beget imperfection?
They laughed and I laughed in return.
Some others...

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Categories: homestead, anger, children, courage, father, philosophy, society,
Form: I do not know?
A Darkened Night
A darkened night 
Tonight she's out
She stares at darkened waters 
Her gaze never wanders
She stares at her soul
Her mind, her heart 
Oh how they seems...

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Categories: homestead, confusion, courage, goodbye,
Form: I do not know?
Remain True
Letters fall into place of words,
Comes naturally by grace,
Gifted in the penmanship.
A poet is born for such a time as this.
Bushy eyes fight the limited...

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Categories: homestead, art, imagination, life, love, seasons, time,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Returning to My Childhood Yard

I walked to the backyard of my childhood home, and was surprised with a gorgeous garden.  No cinder pile, no tire swing, no cottonwood...

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Categories: homestead, nostalgia,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member bridge of generosity
Gloom shrouded their homestead
no one knocked, just looked instead
Christmas stole their value of pride
curtains were closed, no presents to hide

provisions were spread across the table
most...

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Categories: homestead, appreciation,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Secret Directions to Jilliby Farm


Enter beside the hollow log mailbox.
Here the road leads through a profusion of leafy damp shadows.
Wild ferns are the underbrush
where Fairy Wrens flit from the...

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Categories: homestead, beauty, earth, environment, farm, nature, nostalgia,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Sick
Being sick with a snotty nose
A cough, fatigue, one of those colds???
For goodness sake's everyone knows
Grandmothers are too sophicated 
To wear anything but fancy clothes
Surely...

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Categories: homestead, feelings, funny, , memorial,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member PAUL AND SARAH
He was born in backwoods Missouri.
1840 the year he arrived.
Conflict, sickness and hard times prevailed.
Through it all he grew strong and survived.
Skills to live were...

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Categories: homestead, adventure, america, blessing, journey,
Form: Rhyme
Waiting
For more than forty years he mustered horses to the yard,
Reminding all the younger blokes “You’ve ‘gotta’ stay on guard,
For even decent broken horses have...

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Categories: homestead, horse,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Soul Stance River - 5
The delegation arrives in a procession of handsome, barbaric lineage
rugged in animal accoutrements and subdued in the presence of the future's skin,
the women, fine in...

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Categories: homestead, history,
Form: Epic
Premium Member A Gift Horse

In Australian vernacular
he was a ‘flea-bitten’ grey.
Not dappled like a dream horse
but speckled like a rock and not a 
fine large horse like Tom Cable’s
roman-nosed,...

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Categories: homestead, adventure, character, child, father daughter, horse,
Form: Free verse