Connie Yost

(5/27/38 / Reed City, Michigan)

Corn On The Cob


From swampland and woods weary creatures arrive,
Their weakening strength is their will to survive.
Of what are they guilty, what possible sin?
Last summer's strong youngsters now struggle to win.
Through belly-deep snow I have watched them come in,
Tired, degraded, malnourished, and thin.

Younger and older, their guide is their nose,
Now reaching the place where their cup overflows,
White tails are flipping, their gratitude shows.
Releasing from hunger, her bucks and her does,
Mother Nature needs help, I have taken the job,
With bushels of sugar beets and corn on the cob.

Submitted: Friday, June 14, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Sometimes Mother Nature needs a helping hand.

Comments about this poem (Corn On The Cob by Connie Yost )

Enter the verification code :

  • Veteran Poet - 2,932 Points Khairul Ahsan (9/8/2013 10:17:00 AM)

    Oh, what a beautiful and sweet poem it is! Very much soothing to read, .10/10!
    Your note 'Sometimes Mother Nature needs a helping hand' is true. Thanks for extending that hand to the endangered creatures.
    A very well written poem. (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

PoemHunter.com Updates

Poem of the Day

poet John Clare

I love to see the old heath's withered brake
Mingle its crimpled leaves with furze and ling,
While the old heron from the lonely lake
Starts slow and flaps its melancholy wing,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Grace Paley

 

Trending Poems

  1. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  2. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  3. All the World's a Stage, William Shakespeare
  4. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  5. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  6. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  7. Emmonsail's Heath in Winter, John Clare
  8. A Fairy Song, William Shakespeare
  9. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. If, Rudyard Kipling

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]