A poem from a class assignment that needed to focus on a state or part of America


He holds a bucket in his hand

Heading out to do the morning chores

Getting out there before the sun is up

Walking towards mooing cows pecking chickens

He has a piece of hay in his mouth, chewing on it

His neighbor says good morning, and my what a beautiful day



They say his laugh is loud and rumbling, like the steady wind that playfully tumbles across the land.

They say he has a few slight problems, with drugs and other things among that, but mostly they say he’s a great guy.

Other people who have briefly met him instantly fall in love with him, while others who have known him longer know to be weary.

The older friends know what happens at his place, while newer friends are usually oblivious.

Words are whispered about him everywhere he goes. The words usually have bad connotations


Not worth anything

Not part of US

Does he even exist?


But under everything, there is still a good side to him, a side that everyone loves, old or new.

Everything that may have a bad connotation has a good connotation to counter it.




Always welcoming

Never putting other people down


All in all, he’s not a bad guy, and while he’s not a very pure person, he still has enough hospitality to make everyone feel loved.






Submitted: November 17, 2015

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I know you say you have no confidence in your writing. You should change this philosophy soon. It can be a challenge to tell a great story in poetry. It is not always my strength, though; I have done it. Your piece shows how much of a tale weaver you are. Secondly, your writing voice sings loud. Keep bringing your talent, my friend of the pen. I will keep coming! I love this piece. Your visual descriptions alone are worth the read. :-)

Wed, November 18th, 2015 12:20pm


Thank you so much! I'm glad you liked it so much :) Maybe I will try my hand at poetry again, although I'm probably very rusty.

Wed, November 18th, 2015 9:17am

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