Kevin Rottweiler


Smell the Farm


smell the farm
aware to the animals
manure and poop everywhere
as cattle take chances
walking in mud puddles
grandma survived the tornado
and her canning stays hidden
down in the cellar
a checkerboard apron
keeps a scarecrow happy
and the midwest winds
bring peppermint flavors
from a candy factory nearby
but only for a moment
and the manure
keeps the animals going
a song
a song
of Mother Nature's bliss
flowers bud
and sparrows find their biscuit
a morsel of grandma's baked bread
thrown in love
thrown in deep love
of the country
God and America the Beautiful
corn stalks boldy stand up
erect to the sky
feeding a hungry population
it takes work down here
to get the food to market
and pumpkins smile
with goofy grins
on a day of sunshine
and no rain
October is a good month
as seasons change in
the midwest
animals aware
of veterinarians
seeking their
warm carcasses
to work on
helping the animals
and stepping in manure

Submitted: Thursday, October 31, 2013
Edited: Friday, November 01, 2013

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