Farmer's Daughter

Farmer's Daughter

A Poem by Dearantlers

The farmer’s daughter

Walked through the yard

As the chickens clucked

And the horses neighed

She walked right past

The hungry cows

And didn't glance

At the noisy sheep

There was one thing

On the girl's mind that day

As the farmer’s daughter

Wandered through the yard

As the chickens clucked

And the horses neighed

 

She squinted at

Though didn't really see

The John Deere Tractor

Shining in the sun

The ducks flapped their wings

Vying for her attention

She didn't notice

And continued walking

There was one thing

On the girl’s mind that day

As the farmer’s daughter

Strode through the yard

As the chickens clucked

And the horses neighed

 

 

The tears were starting

To gently roll

Down her cheeks

Dusted with freckles

There was no hand

To wipe them away

They were stuffed in the pockets

Of her ratty jeans

There was one thing

On the girl’s mind that day

As the farmer’s daughter

Trudged through the yard

As the chickens clucked

And the horses neighed

 

She pulled her hat

Lower on her face

And stopped in front

Of the fresh mound of dirt

Her eyes were blurred

And the stone unreadable

The ground was dark

Where the tears fell

There was one thing

One the girl’s mind that day

As the farmer’s daughter

Sat in the yard

As the chickens clucked

And the horses neighed

© 2015 Dearantlers


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Author's Note

Dearantlers
My first poem allowed to see the light of day.

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Ill use the two stars and a wish rating...
*I loved the repetition of the lines 'As the chickens clucked, And the horses neighed'
*I like the way that you don't tell the reader why the farmer's daughter is walking across the yard- and its not in your face the reason written at the end
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Posted 8 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.




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The repetition is wonderful, and this poem is very moving. Great job.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dearantlers

5 Years Ago

Thanks so much for the review!
a gripping poem ... gives due credit to the readers too :)

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dearantlers

6 Years Ago

Thank you so much for the review!
The mystery is killing me and the suspense almost did. I was wondering throughout the whole poem what she was so focused on and my opinion changed several times and I still can't agree with myself. So many questions but so well written.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is great I can see her walking through the farm and the mystery at the end is what makes it!

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

congrtulations!!

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

She must have a huge yard to spend four stanzas wandering, striding, and trudging through it and then sitting in it. Your poem was amazing and beautiful and so sad. I love how you used the details of the farm to draw us in and keep us reading. And your repeated lines about the chickens and horses really seemed, to me at least, to be imagery, showing that everyday life goes on although the farm girl was going through a tragedy.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The repetition is amazing !!!
Worked so nicely ... This is going into my library :)

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

My father was a farmer, almonds. He passed away in 2005 due to a crop dusting crash under his second job. I loved your poem!

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dearantlers

7 Years Ago

Thanks so much for the review!
It was sad, but really... really well written! The repeating lines make this poem so good.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Oh, beautifully penned. Original and refreshing...a joy to read. I loved the repetition of the last lines of the stanza's throughout. It worked well. Thank you for "Keeping The Dream Alive" !

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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