Learn From the Past #americana #microfiction #poetry


copyright-janet-webb-barn

White wash will cover

mute it away

hide the reminder

agedness and decay

*

 an old wizened face

 all knowing eyes

there is life and history

no paint can disguise

**

more things than saw

behind the facade

a life, a story

so much had gone on

*

if you try to separate

life from this place

you will miss what has happened

it will be a disgrace

*

for when it was young

a beauty you’d see

a family, animals

 life-giving trees

*

Now listen and learn

from vine-covered wood

a tale, antiquity

where history stoically stood

Check out  the group of  Micro-Fiction writers at Friday Fictioners and the wonderful weekly picture prompts like this fantastic barn shot!

Published by moondustwriter

Thank you for visiting Moondustwriter. In 2019, we have an exciting project. We are developing elementary curriculum for Ugandan children. As a writer, it is a thrill to help children who want to learn. Along with the curriculum, we hope to develop simple fictions about Uganda for the children to read at school. Trust me books are in short supply. We will use our trusted story tellers: a butterfly and a lion to make the stories come alive. Stay tuned as Bethany and Me put pen to paper. I've been part of the blogging community for more than 10 years. Some old timers may remember the award winning (2012 Twitter Shorty ) blog community - One Stop Poetry. I was the (quiet) originator of the idea and co-producer of One Stop Poetry. 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.

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  1. We should never throw someone away because of their age. They do have stories to tell. Something on a side point. We shouldn’t worry about aging and getting all that plastic surgery it still leaves the age old eyes. Just a twist on the painted fence. It made me think of that. Nice poem, nice reminder to value the old and their experience and wisdom gained.

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    1. Glad u saw the person in the poem. So sad that wisdom is devalued because society abhors wrinkles. What those eyes have seen is priceless

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    2. Glad u saw the person in the poem. So sad that wisdom is devalued because society abhors wrinkles. What those eyes have seen is priceless

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  2. You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear. She put the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hemirt crab inside and it pinched her ear. She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is totally off topic but I had to tell someone!

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