The Family Barn (Americana Series)


You’ve seen many seasons- my friend

there are those who came to you for shelter

others came for food

All knew you were faithful

to stand firm, during a storm

***

you never complained

always held your peace

when families had their squabbles

you endured with quiet strength

***

children were birthed in your wings

old ones withered – died there too

many a story revolves around you

***

now when your life

is fading away

some sigh “all things must end”

you smile – a sad shade of gray

***

others mourn the memories you store

the beauty you possess

will always be remembered

never again will there be

another you!!!

Photo: L Moon (Creative Commons Lic)

Published by moondustwriter

Thank you for visiting Moondustwriter. One of the many exciting things I've had the honor of doing is writing with an E. African team that is developing elementary curriculum for African children. As a writer, it is a thrill to help children (on all continents) who want to learn. I've been part of the blogging community for more than 10 years. Some old timers may remember the award winning (2011 Twitter Shorty ) blog community - One Stop Poetry. I was the co-producer of that fast growing blog community. I am a published writer, poet, artist and photographer. I have written, as well as edited, for periodicals, radio, blogs and fellow writers. There are many facets to this moon - thanks for stopping by.

10 thoughts on “The Family Barn (Americana Series)

  1. In one of my former lives, I lived in Nebraska where there were a number old barns….the wood from this old structures was worth it’s weight in gold…some folks would create folk art with them, other bars, others frames for old family members who worked, lived, and died in the shadows of the barn…that was of course my favorite use for the old wood…because it would always be with the family that built it….as always enjoyed your writing.

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