Monday, February 13, 2012

Love in Farm Country


Love in farm country isn't all theatre, wine and roses.
Sometimes it is doing the chores first so she can sleep.
Sometimes it is getting a bit of extra lumber for him.

Love in farm country isn't all dressed up and going out.
Sometimes it is warming up a truck on a cold day.
Sometimes it is making sure the fire is going strong.

Love in farm country isn't often easy, not always fun.
Sometimes is breaks your heart in a flood, fire or storm.
Sometimes it jerks you up short in a field fight for two.

Love in farm country isn't often dancing and high heels.
Sometimes it is making the first move on a tough job.
Sometimes it is leaning on a fence, just being together.

Love in farm country isn't easy on girls faces or men's hands.
Sometimes it gives us burns, cuts and wrinkles too early.
Sometimes it gives away so much more than it brings home.

Love in farm country isn't how we make a living, not here.
Love in farm country is how we make a life, right here.
Love in farm country is more, and less, simple and complex.

For my Husband Earl, I love you!


Copyright 2012 Shanyn Silinski

18 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

This is my poem of the day! Superb from its conception to its execution: every line is perfect.

Abin Chakraborty said...

lovely heartfelt lines.paints such vivid pictures of togetherness!

Mystic_Mom said...

Kerry - I'm speechless. What an honour. Thank you.

Abin - thank you...humbly thank you.

Mary said...

Just beautiful!
A real life love poem from beginning to end!

darlene ouimet said...

I LOVE this! Happy Valentines Day my friend!!
Thanks for sharing this with me! I am going to send it to Jim, (but he might laugh because although we live and love in farm country too, our love looks different, I have to admitt... I never fit in with the chores and all that stuff but we have our fence leaning cold truck mometns!)
Hugs, Darlene
Hugs!!

Mystic_Mom said...

Mary - thank you!

Darlene - not everyone's farm love is the same, that is true, but it is always different from 'urban' love! :-) Thanks for coming by. Happy Valentine's Day to you both!

Patricia Singleton said...

Shanyn, beautiful words from a beautiful lady whose heart always touches mine with love and wisdom. Your husband is a lucky man to have your love.

Robert Gibson said...

This is an awesome poem. Love isn't all fanciful and pretty. It is practical, it is giving, it is sacrificial... it is awesome. This poem ROCKS.

Mystic_Mom said...

Patricia - thank you so much! :-) We are blessed to have each other.

Robert - wow! Thank you so much...!

Heaven said...

Fantastic poem ~ I love it for its realism and down to earth giving ~

Happy hearts day ~

Marian said...

yes, i love this too, superb and beautiful and oh so real. that's what it's all about, people.

Mystic_Mom said...

Heaven - thank you...it is very much who we are, who lots of country folks are.

Marian - thank you so much! :-)

CC Champagne said...

Very beautiful and filled with.... Something about the salt of the earth love that I always feel is missing in usual descriptions of love. I hope Earl knows what a gem he has in you? *hugs*

Mystic_Mom said...

Cecilia - thanks so much for coming by and leaving such a lovely share! I'll be sure he sees the comments and maybe he'll answer you! :-) I'm sure he knows...xox

Mrs.Trellis said...

An honest and heartwarming Valentine. :)

Mystic_Mom said...

Mrs. Trellis - thank you so much! Great to see you here!

Stacey said...

Love this!

Mystic_Mom said...

Thank you Stacey!

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