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    A First Day on the Farm

    Inspired by my first day at my summer job. Boy, am I tired, but in a good way.


    A First Day on the Farm

    I worked on the farm today,
    As a part of a well oiled crew.
    It was my first day, and they weren’t friendly.
    The rhythm, the pace, the pressure,
    It rained all day.
    I stood, squatted, and kneeled through it all.
    I was free and I was happy,
    Nature was my oppressor
    And I complained.

    Weeding the rows,
    Pick, pick, pick,
    Double fisted style, oh yah!
    Behind me was a wake of seedlings, pushing through the fresh dirt,
    Their protector and keeper.
    I know this job well.

    I had a love affair with a strawberry.
    The farmer said, “Throw it away!”
    No, I identified its raw beauty, although physically flawed.
    As only I could do.
    Ruby red, ripe, and dripping
    It was supple and soft
    Strangely, the juice from my bite sprayed me and the patch.
    I told it I loved it for a second, but it didn’t reply.

    Yellow and slender,
    Summer squash is a perfect fruit.
    The rain drenched everything,
    But I found an umbrella under the leaves.
    In this green microcosm, I searched for the perfect one.
    When I had a basketful, I guess he was in there somewhere.
    I had pulled him, but I had pulled a lot.
    The variety was outrageous, but my answer was absolute to only one.
    He would be my dinner. Yummy!

    My body is tired now, but my mind is satisfied,
    Only in the way that physical labor can leave one feeling content.
    This is the way we are supposed to feel.
    Our natural state, even if only for a day.

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    Beautiful. I feel in touch with nature, too, now, although I live in the city. Thank you.
    "The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its' own reason for existing." ~ Albert Einstein
    "Remember, no matter where you go, there you are." Buckaroo Bonzai
    "Some people say I done alright for a girl." Melanie Safka

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    Thanks for the reaction. You couldn't believe what this work is like. Physical labor is horrifically tedious. I'm not use to this kind of physical demand for 8 hours. But I can do it and will continue to do it.

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    Hello jersea
    Was a nice (rhythmetic) trip among the beautiful nature
    I liked the figures that you drew here by your nice words.
    Keep posting!

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    I just LOVE those love affairs, 'oh yah'!
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    ...the smell of flowers through metal labyrinths.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Free Falcon View Post
    Hello jersea
    Was a nice (rhythmetic) trip among the beautiful nature
    I liked the figures that you drew here by your nice words.
    Keep posting!
    Thanks Free Falcon! I'm glad you came and visited. It was a nice trip!
    Last edited by Buh4Bee; 07-01-2009 at 09:45 PM. Reason: retarded gif

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    Quote Originally Posted by symphony View Post
    I just LOVE those love affairs, 'oh yah'!
    My husband though the love affair with the strawberry was particularly amusing. I told him I was very disappointed when it wouldn't aswer me back.

    peace! jersea

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