OLD BARNS, SAGGING BEAMS, PIGEONS, RATS AND MICE

By: chesshirecat

Apr 15 2010

Category: Uncategorized

2 Comments


Old Barn
— by Vance Oliphant – Copyright 1999 —

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 laughter 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;
Windows and siding have taken a lot of 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 tatterd and doesn’t look very nice.

Old, abandoned barns have become a trend,
Just down the road….around the bend.

THERE WILL NOT BE MORE TIME TOMORROW !!!!!!

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2 comments on “OLD BARNS, SAGGING BEAMS, PIGEONS, RATS AND MICE”

  1. Love it! Black and white photos are my favorite 🙂

  2. Love this poem as well as your b&w photo. Very nice!


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