Friday, June 21, 2013

JUST A FARMER

By Artist:  Robert Duncan


(21 Jun 2013)  Often while I'm researching our Family, tears fall upon my cheek and blur my vision.  This poem and painting brought tears to my eyes and touched something deep in my Heart.  Our forebears once keepers of the land -- now reside in it under gardens of stone and grass.  Our Family has a long history that is tied to Earth and Faith.
 
Enjoy the image and poem!   
(Dorothy Hazel Tarr)




"I’m Just a Farmer, Plain and Simple"

By:   Bobby Collier
 
I’m just a farmer, plain and simple, not of royal birth, but rather, a worker of the earth.
 
I know not of riches, but rather, of patches on my britches
 
I know of drought and rain, of pleasure and pain.
 
I know of the good and the bad, the happy and the sad.
 
I am a man of emotions, a man who loves this land, and the beauty of its sand.
 
I know of a Spring's fresh flow and Autumn's golden glow, of a newborn calf's hesitation and the eagle's destination.
 
I know of tall pines and long, waiting lines of the warmth of campfires and the agony of flat tires.
 
I'm a man who loves his job and the life I live.
 
I'm a reaper of harvest and the sower of seeds and the tender of stock.
 
I know of planting corn and bailing hay and animals going astray.
 
I live in a complex world, but my faith guides me.
 
I am a man who works with God; I cannot succeed without His help,
 
For you see, I'm just a farmer, plain and simple. But rather, a worker of the earth.

I know not of riches
But rather, of patches on my britches
I know of drought and rain,
Of pleasure and pain.

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