Edwin Baldwin


That Old Red Barn - Poem by Edwin Baldwin

Our mind it shall play tricks on us
in a welcome and tantalizing way
the lucky passers-bye who can see
a vision of ourselves playing in the hey

It would appear that we have been here before
in such a place where the dark grows darkest
and bright light filters in between the cracks
guiding ones foot steps that could not resist

The rooster is crowing atop the weather vane
smells of flap jacks, and bacon cooking in the air
moms dishing out vittles with a checkered apron on
our loved one's some here and some gone are there

O' such power does this thing of rotted wood hold
over our wondering, restless, and weathered souls,
to many of whom shall pass it by; just an old red barn,
but us lucky ones are in that field, digging those holes



Inspired by Joseph Anderson
"A Haven From Life's Storm "


Comments about That Old Red Barn by Edwin Baldwin

  • (6/30/2012 1:11:00 PM)


    A beauty of a poem about a place I shall always remember. Great nostalgia, Thank you for
    mentioning me
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  • Pranab K Chakraborty (12/11/2010 7:31:00 AM)


    It would appear that we have been here before
    in such a place where the dark grows darkest
    and bright light filters in between the cracks
    guiding ones foot steps that could not resist...

    No comment, just universal these lines I quote here again as the human wisdom which man can touch such height to feel the life, other animals perhaps can't. Unresistable steps of poetic beauty a poet keeps behind for the readers. Beautiful.

    Regards,
    pranab
    10+++
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 2, 2010

Poem Edited: Tuesday, July 3, 2012


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