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Silent Barns

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RobertB
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0 posted 11-21-1999 08:41 PM       View Profile for RobertB   Email RobertB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for RobertB

Silent Barns

Silent barns and empty silos
stand in testimony to a time that was
and now has been placed
on the front pages of a dusty scrapbook
A time when mailmen on appointed rounds
engaged in split rail conversations
and housewives....were all that the title entails.
Silent barns and empty silos
occupy the landscape of our memories
to guide us down the gravel road
that leads from the busy freeway.


RB

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if you can dream; you can fly...if you are flying; you are dreaming.
© Copyright 1999 RobertB - All Rights Reserved
Ohme
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1 posted 11-21-1999 09:17 PM       View Profile for Ohme   Email Ohme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ohme

Hey, Robert, I remember when the mail was delivered twice each day! Oh, my Lord, I'm tellin' my age again.Wonder when that was, See I'm even too old to remember, LOL
Yes, I love the picture you painted.
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Yesterday is history, tomorrow just a mystery. And if today is good to me how could I ask for more?


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hoot_owl_rn
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Robert....what an excellent tribute to days past when life was simpler. A beautiful picture you paint
Corinne
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3 posted 11-21-1999 09:45 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Simply lovely, Robert.

Americana forgotten...

Corinne
Denise
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Yep, very good one, Robert! I enjoyed this!

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Denise

WhtDove
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5 posted 11-22-1999 11:19 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Serene picture you've painted here Robert!
Toerag
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6 posted 11-22-1999 11:21 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Wow Robert! This is a classic!....
Seymour Tabin
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7 posted 11-22-1999 11:59 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

RobertB,
Very good my friend.
RobertB
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8 posted 11-22-1999 06:29 PM       View Profile for RobertB   Email RobertB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RobertB

Thank you all very much. I came from the farm. I am first generation not to farm for a living.

I remember those days though.

Robert

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if you can dream; you can fly...if you are flying; you are dreaming.
Andrew Scott
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9 posted 11-22-1999 06:42 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

I'm So. California born and raised... I'm so city-fied that I, not only once but twice mistook a deer in the middle of the road for a large dog! LOL... anyway... great poem here RobertB and I don't even have to really think about the meaning on this one ... but it did make me think of the pictures my mom showed me of the farm she grew up on back in Canada. Talk about being dirt poor... their walls were no more than the black tar paper you see on unstuccoed walls and the cross streets were two dirt roads without names. No thanks! But your poems... well you just keep em' comin'.

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10 posted 11-22-1999 07:56 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

I've got one of each....one empty and one silent. This poem hits home. I think many times the author doesn't really know if his poem will really hit home with someone or not. For what it's worth, yours did.
RobertB
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11 posted 11-22-1999 10:38 PM       View Profile for RobertB   Email RobertB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RobertB

Oh thank you guys very much!! It really means a lot to me that it brought back memories and that it "hit" home. That makes it all worth it. Well....I guess I would keep on writing even if it didn't!!! But that is a nice bonus.

Robert
jenmarie
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12 posted 11-22-1999 10:45 PM       View Profile for jenmarie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jenmarie

i would have loved to live in a time like this - but if i had i would not have been able to enjoy your poem !
RobertB
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13 posted 11-23-1999 09:38 AM       View Profile for RobertB   Email RobertB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RobertB

Hi jenmarie!! yes you could have enjoyed it!!! you would have memories to enjoy too!
RB
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