Eric Cockrell


Till The Land - Poem by Eric Cockrell

till the land, till the land,
plant the seeds, pray for rain.
feed your cows and your pigs,
always stop to give thanks.

close to the earth, the seasons,
to your family, to your heart....
to your neighbors, to your friends, .
do your best, do your part.

till the land, till the land,
plant the seeds, pray for rain.
feed your cows and your chickens,
always stop to give thanks.

from generation to generation,
the traditions handed down.
take care of the land you work,
keep the wheel going 'round.

till the land, till the land,
plant the seeds, pray for rain.
feed your cows and your horses,
always stop to give thanks.

now the times have changed,
you're not needed anymore.
the bank's come to take away
all the things you've stood for.

till the land, till the land,
plant the seeds, pray for rain.
feed your cattle and your family,
always stop to give thanks.


Comments about Till The Land by Eric Cockrell

  • Jim Troy (10/6/2011 11:43:00 PM)

    Very beautiful piece of art Eric.... from one who is so close to mother earth in
    heart and spirit... Bravo....

    Jim Troy
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  • Ace Of Black HeartsAce Of Black Hearts (10/4/2011 4:29:00 PM)

    Let me add to prayers for all the rain we have been getting.
    The recent floods have done damage aplenty.
    Wash roads away.
    Took whole homes down Susquehanna.
    So I pray for you my friend to have a deluge and us to have your forsaken drought.
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  • Eric Cockrell (10/4/2011 4:26:00 PM)

    for the family farms... and the families! (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Poem Edited: Wednesday, October 5, 2011


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