Sunday, August 11, 2019

A Poem for one word - 'Halved'


The old share cropper
  worked so very hard
With family to feed
  he must be frugal

Cost of seed was shared
  Harvest of grain matched
each two kernels grown
  his landlord got one

Bales of hay that way
  all the harvest halved
Even the garden
  veggies some for each

Where they differed, how
  the proceeds were used
Landlord sold for cash
  Farmer fed to stock

Livestock to sell save
  some for family food
Roosters Sunday meal
  Hens' eggs eat and sell

Save money not used
  To buy his own farm

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- Poem Copyright, Jimmiehov 2019, All Rights Reserved
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At Sunday, August 11, 2019 6:23:00 AM, Blogger Kerry O'Connor said...

An inspiring tale.

At Sunday, August 11, 2019 7:14:00 AM, Blogger Sanaa Rizvi said...

Beautifully done, Jim 😊

At Sunday, August 11, 2019 9:55:00 AM, Blogger Marian said...

I hope it turns out for the farmer and his family. I'm thinking it's going to get more difficult.

At Monday, August 12, 2019 12:52:00 AM, Blogger Old Egg said...

And how long that used to take for the share farmers who did all the work but had to share the profits and hoping to save some of his profits to buy his own farm.

At Monday, August 12, 2019 11:41:00 AM, Blogger Margaret said...

...a true tale - and a dream many did not ever see come to fruition. I support our local farmers as much as I can. Right now the cantaloupe, tomatoes, and corn are heavenly.

At Tuesday, August 13, 2019 8:26:00 AM, Blogger Rommy said...

Halved is optimistic. Sadly, I think many subsistence level farmers gave up more than that.

At Thursday, August 15, 2019 6:10:00 PM, Blogger Frank J. Tassone said...

You portray the tragic bind of the sharecropper well.

At Saturday, August 17, 2019 1:29:00 PM, Blogger Vivian Zems said...

Inspiring. This is what young people need to read!


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