Treasure Island

ANDREW BLAKEMORE

(01/01/1966 / BIRMINGHAM)

A Crofter's Tale


I live in the highlands with valleys and mountains,
Working the soil where I spend all my days,
For this is my home I was born and was raised in,
A crofter my father I learned from his ways.
I followed his footsteps like he had before me,
Passed down generations from father to son,
I gathered the wisdom from all of my elders,
And knew as a crofter a job's never done.

I toiled in the morning I toiled through the evening,
Sowing and planting and turning the sod,
When I was too tired to go on any longer,
I sank to my knees and I then prayed to God.
To bring a good harvest to earn me a living,
To clothe and to feed me so I could survive,
I prayed for my elderly mother and father,
Until they were sadly no longer alive.

I married a lass she was sweet and so pretty,
We raised a young family I taught them my trade,
My boys grew up quickly and as I grew older,
I left them the reins and I lived in their shade.
And now as I look on the valleys and mountains,
With my love beside me our lives almost done,
Our children have learnt all the ways of a crofter,
And carry the torch now from father to son.

Submitted: Thursday, January 24, 2008
Edited: Thursday, November 27, 2008

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  • Gleb Zavlanov (7/21/2013 7:05:00 PM)

    This is a very nice, interesting, melodious poem. Keep up the great work. I also invite you to read and comment. (Report) Reply

  • Tsira Goge (1/15/2009 12:27:00 AM)

    Surprising poems, Andrew... In simplicity the big wisdom shines... And respect of tradition... You have expressed this perfectly well...10........./ Thank you.../
    Best wishes,
    Tsira (Report) Reply

  • David Desantis (10/6/2008 8:20:00 AM)

    Excellent, very beautiful poem...it's stripped down and real and plays to all the values in life that matter.10/10 (Report) Reply

  • Gillian.E. Shaw (5/23/2008 7:54:00 AM)

    Just excellent - really enjoyable verse you have the skill to enable the reader to understand effortlessly and what you write is interesting. Loved it! (Report) Reply

  • Alison Cassidy (2/2/2008 6:36:00 PM)

    Great pacing to this tale about hard work and family and a shared craft. Excellent poem. love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ (Report) Reply

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