Jeff Gangwer

Rookie - 274 Points (September 23,1984 / Hood River, Oregon)

Workers of the Earth


I thank God for the workers of the earth—
Those who rise to plant and harvest—
The same who cultivate—
The field ready,
The ground shaking,
The soil breaking—
The driver at the wheel,
His tractor rolling

And with dust rising upward,
He looks down the field—
By way of progress—
And finding a landmark—
A post or something other—
He aims and trains the assemblage—
His belching tractor and the implements—
And gains ground, feeding all

Submitted: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Edited: Friday, June 27, 2014

Topic of this poem: work

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