Memories of a family farm.

They came today, with their combines.

They worked our family farm.

I watched them cross our field.

And I remembered…

My Father drove the combine.

My Brother and I brought him empty gravity wagons to fill.

I spent timeless hours watching him cross our field,
Reaping what we sowed.

The accomplishment we felt.

Harvest is what it was all about.

This is what we worked so hard for…

I look out the window and see a lonely field,
Worked by another.

I see all the new houses on the surrounding fields we worked.

The barn that served my Grandfather,Father,Siblings and I
Has now been torn down by time.

It couldn’t weather all the storms.

Time has moved on…

As I hear the combines roll off in the distance,

I look out my window and see the sun has fallen below the horizon.

The moonlight shines coldly on the empty field.

The air feels like winter will arrive early this year…

On what was our Family farm.

In remembrance of the Wagner family farm~ by Michelle Wagner

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A somber narrative written by my wife that captures the feeling of what it is to witness the passing of an era in farming.

My wife,my son, and I live in Wisconsin.I have lived here all of my life except for a year in Minnesota.I love the beauty of the Midwest and all it has to offer. I try to capture it in my works.I also enjoy a good laugh(my cartooning side).Thank you for viewing,any comments welcome!Please visit My Bubble site"

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  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepabout 1 year ago

    Very beautiful writing, Michelle, filled with imagery! Excellent work!

  • Dan Wagner
    Dan Wagnerabout 1 year ago

    The wife said Thank you! She did a wonderful job of capturing the raw emotion of what I feel when I look out at the back 40acres, even though the actual fam was long gone by the time she met me and we got married.

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