Reaching Out

Reaching Out

A Chapter by Dave Brown



On that distant somewhere

Or perhaps the here and now

Where virgin field’s spread

Unbit by farmer’s plow

Where freedom of the mind

Independent of the self

Can freely roam at will

With no need for endless wealth

To absorb nature’s word

In the either distant or nearby

Flight of a soaring bird

Singing on its fly

Or the sight of prairie grass

As it sways with changing wind

The bright of prairie’s light

Before its day has dimmed

Observe the gentle deer

With its head to the ground

To watch each step taken

On its daily round

See the sight of tumbleweed

Blowing across open plain

Hear the far, far distant sound

Of a nearly phantom train

Each little joyful thing               

Helps to ease the strain

And lets the weary soul

Reach out once again








© 2020 Dave Brown

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Posted 3 Months Ago

This one just knocked out the last one holding the position of "favorite" for me! I love this. This is the crux of SHOW instead of tell & the story you tell is an emotional one for me. I totally get the vibe that this farmer loves farming becuz he loves the land, and nature, & everything that goes with the farming life. The reason it's emotional is becuz this kind of farming, doing it for the SPIRIT of farming, it does not compete with the industrial complex that farming has become & that's sad. So much richness of life is wiped out becuz humans can't control their tendency to procreate & we need to stamp out all the necessities in life, in mass production, in order to feed the greed & overpopulation. Needless to say, your poem touched a nerve with me. I believe this poem reflects the "true you" & this is why I think you are an awesome person (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 3 Months Ago

Dave Brown

3 Months Ago

thankyou for the kind words, forgot I'd written this and can now see lots of room for improvementread more

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