Learn More

Bill Simmons

The Old Farmer

He climbs up on his tracter
Starts up his henry ford
Mows some in his pasture
For a while til he gets bored

He parks it in his barn
He then feeds all his hens
He is just one lone farmer
Doing the best he can

He picks up his cane
That is leaning on a post
Walks up to the house
The home that he loved most

There is no one at the door
It used to be his wife
She would meet him with open arms
She was so part of his life

But now he is alone
She has passed on
He grabs his rocking chair
Sets it out on the lawn

Then he rocks a spell
Until it gets dark
Until he sees the moon
Surrounded by the stars

Then he calls her name
And looks into the sky
This country farmer has his pain
Alone in the night

Then the tears fall
And he breaks down and cries
He can now feel the hurt
Through the day he has tried to hide

The very next day
He picks up his walking cane
He mows some in his pasture
Like he did yesterday.

Submitted: Wednesday, November 03, 2004

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

Read poems about / on: alone, house, moon, pain, home, dark, sky, night, star

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?

Comments about this poem (The Old Farmer by Bill Simmons )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  2. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  3. And Death Shall Have No Dominion, Dylan Thomas
  4. The Saddest Poem, Pablo Neruda
  5. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  6. A Child's Christmas in Wales, Dylan Thomas
  7. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  8. No Man Is An Island, John Donne
  9. Music, Walter de la Mare
  10. Invictus, William Ernest Henley

Poem of the Day

poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti

A little while a little love
The hour yet bears for thee and me
Who have not drawn the veil to see
If still our heaven be lit above.
Thou merely, at the day's last sigh,
...... Read complete »


New Poems

  1. Bulbous red, GRANT FRASER
  2. Coming future, Luv Artem
  3. One Christmas Eve From The North...(r), Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR
  4. Cream Dream Catharsis, Joseph Archer
  5. Public convienences, GRANT FRASER
  6. The Man, Victor Kretzie
  7. Again, Joseph Archer
  8. the business of cuisine, oskar hansen
  9. For You And I, Edward Kofi Louis
  10. Crucifixion of th' Soul..., Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR
[Hata Bildir]