I got something to say.
Late today getting close to dark
Crickets already singing
Geese flying overhead
honking , I could almost hear the wind sailing through their wings
as they call “follow me”
Mama hen cluck clucking
Rounding up her biddies
Ready to roost
Then a cow bawls
And a calf answers
Oh it’s the red cow with the new bull calf,
Then another cow bawls
It’s her twin sister calling her little heifer calf.
Mamas calling their babies close to their sides
So they can give them some nourishment to keep them through the night,
Water splashing in the troughs as I refill them
Brimming and cool, waiting, ready for the morning.
Snip my scissors go
Sharply through the thread
A tug and the gentle slide of needle and thread
Thoughts going around in my head
Grateful to be sitting there, water running, sun setting,
Dirt on my jeans
A hole in both knees
So tired I can’t keep from yawning
A smile tugging at my lips
As I think about a man that rises each day
Ahead of the rest
Determined to do his best
To tend this land and these animals
Unaware of how tired he really is,
Happy to be able to work
Grateful to live in a nation
That allows him to be free
A nation founded in democracy
I rise to turn off the water
It smells so cool and fresh
A gentle breeze blows my hair
And I catch the sweet smell of hay
That’s been drying in the sun.
As my stomach growls
I head toward the barn
I can hear the clink of the wrenches
And a frustrated sigh
I turn and go to the shop for a light
Its gonna be another long night.
But my heart swells with joy
Thank God we are here in America
The land of the free
And the home of the brave.
Sometimes you just have to share what is in your heart.
xo janAnd this is what my scissors was snip snipping on:
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