The Old Barn

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Old Barn

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Just down the road around the bend,

 Stands an old empty barn nearing the end.

It has sheltered no animals for many years,

No dairy cows, no horses, no sheep, no steers.

 *

The neigh of a horse the low of a cow,

Those sounds have been absent for some time now.

There was a time when the loft was full of hay,

And the resounding echoes of children at play.

 *

At one time the paint was a bold shade of red,

Gradually faded by weather and the sun overhead.

The doors swing in the wind, the hinges are

loose,

Window’s and siding have taken much abuse.

 *

The fork, rope and pulleys lifted hay to the mow,

A task that always brought sweat to the brow.

But those good days are gone forever it seems,

And that old barn now stands with sagging beams.

 *

It is now home to pigeons, rats and mice,

The interior is tattered and doesn’t look very nice.

Old, abandoned barns have become a trend,

Just down the road and around the bend.

*

Tim

Just Tim, I have no idea where this poem came from, how I got it on my poem website.      It’s a beautiful poem so Tim out their that wrote this poem and can prove it contact me .

eileenclark55@gmail.com

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~ Kentucky ~

 

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Kentucky

No greater place that I would want to be,

Then the beautiful bluegrass state of  kentucky.

Miles and miles of painted white rolling fences,

Early morning mist hovering over the green hills,

Well groomed horses ready to run for the thrills.

 

Fancy carriages pulled by the beauties strutting their stuff,

One ride, two rides, three rides, it’s never enough.

Fifteen picturesque distillery’s in the big city’s or in small urbans,

Some rum some gin but the bragger is the bourbon.

Maker’s Mark, Heaven Hill, Four Roses and Jim Beam,

Besides the horses, besides the hats, this is a jockey’s dream.

 

Every season to me at least seems just right,

Summer and spring  has it’s warmth in which I find delight.

Winter is cold and  crisp with a little snow,

Then it’s quickly gone making room for the bluegrass to grow.

Fall is the very best and my favorite giving room for no debates.

It last far longer and more colorful then any of  the other states,

 

One last thing least I forget, You must do this or you’ll regret,

You bought the hats, you drank the booze, even rode in the fancy carriage,

After you’ve made all the rounds,  buy that ticket to Churchill Downs.

Eileen 2018

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The Day is Coming

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The Day is Coming
It is a day, a long awaited day  for you and for me,
Jehovah’s glorious day, upon us soon,  for all to see.
It seems so often in the day, every day, it crosses my
mind,
It keeps me going, keeps me knowing, it soon will be
fine.
*
Through out the day, every day, I hear in my head,
Scriptures to calm me, to reassure me, that I am being led.
To a pure and gentle place, with warmth of sun and soft 
misty showers,
Never again  fearing the storms lashing out on us with
violent powers.
*
The day is coming when I will be clean and pure, happy and
whole,
When my body will stand tall and straight, and I won’t be old.
When I will run along side of my family and friends, and kneel  
down to Jehovah to say…..
*
I have waited, and you have kept your promise, reasuring us of
this glorious day,
Thank you Oh Father, may we never again let you down we
pray.
Eileen 2012
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We as Jehovah’s Witnesses believe from scriptures in the Bible that we will be living in a paradise here on this earth forever.

Psalms 37:11 But the meek will possess the earth, and they will find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace.

Knowing this helps me to deal with the arthritis pain and not being able to go for walks in the woods which I use to do often. One day while thinking about Gods promise, this poem came to be.

Sun Tea ~ 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis

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 It was at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis that iced tea was popularized and commercialized (not invented).  Due to the hot summer of 1904, people ignored any hot drinks and went in search of cold drinks, including iced tea.  Because of this, it changed the way the rest of Americans thought of tea, thus popularizing iced tea.

 

Most historians mistakenly give credit to Richard Blechynden, India Tea Commissioner and Director of the East Indian Pavilion, as being the creator of ice tea at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis.  In the East Indian Pavilion at the Fair, Blechynden was offering free hot tea to everyone.  Because of the intense heat, it was soon realized that the heat prevented the crowd from drinking his hot tea.  Blechynden and his team took the brewed India tea, filled several large bottles, and placed them on stands upside down – thus allowing the tea to flow through iced lead pipes.  This free iced tea was very much welcomed by the thirsty fair goers.  After the fair, Blechynden took his lead pipe apparatus to New York City, offering free iced tea to shoppers at Bloomingdale Brothers Department Store, demonstrating iced tea is a desirable summertime drink.

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The Dresser Drawer

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The Dresser Drawer

An ordinary room that hides a sad secret,

Only she knows where she has to keep it.

Sitting against the wall of her spare room,

In the third drawer holds  yesterdays gloom.

~*~ 

                                                   So long ago from her past are the letters,

One would hope that time would  make it better.

Not so, for the drawer has been locked from the start,

Holding the sadness that’s still locked in her heart.

~*~

Open the bedroom door, open the dresser drawer,

Open the window and let the new light in.

Fear no more tomorrow,  fear no more for sorrow,

Tare up the memories that tied you to him.

~*~

Make new wishes, let light come through your door,

Tie a bright ribbon round new loves that last forever more.

Look in the mirror and see a new life like never before,

Vanished are the secrets hidden in the back of your dresser drawer.

Eileen ~ 2012

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Kitten in The Window

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Kitten in The Window

Kitten in the window watching the rain

Wishing to go out and run in the wet grass

listening to the water run down the drain

Trying to lick the rain drops off the glass

          Eileen   2013

 

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                            { Inside the Authors Head }

My little Dixie sits in the window all the time day and night. She always looks like she sees something special out their, even when it’s totally dark. Sometimes when she seems really intent, I’ll look out their with her and I’ll    see a couple of bunny’s hopping around, so cool. When I found this picture

      I just had to write a poem because Dixie tilts her head just like this one,

                               and it’s sooo cute !

 

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Complete

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I never completed a thing as a child,

It drove my mother a little nuts, a bit wild.

No big deal, It’s just not me or my style,

Leave me alone to be a kid for awhile.

 

I never completed a thing when I was in my teens,

I was way to busy being a rock star in my dreams.

Started to paint, next it was pottery, then tried to knit,

Quit my art, broke my molds, lost my needles, mom’s

having a fit.

 

Tried collage, hair stylist, cooking classes, never 

finished,

What a plight, loosing site, the true meaning of my life 

has diminished.

Mom is older, lines on face from worry and crying,

Now I’m married, mom I promise, I will keep trying.

 

Here I am several months later and I’m expecting,

Mama says, with this task there’ll be no rejecting.

Each passing month I longed for this baby to meet,

At last, I feel so accomplished, content, and complete.

 

Eileen 2014

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