Overcome



I sit through the storm
With coffee in hand
Thinking of life
And all I had planned

Long were the hours
I worked this farm hard
Now counting the cost
As my fields are all scarred

The hopes that was there
Now lost in a night
The strength to survive
Will come with a fight

But of all that is lost
From a life working dirt
Your hand in my hand
Overcomes any hurt.

About this poem

Farming hard some times you win a lot you don't.

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Written on April 20, 2023

Submitted by baways on April 24, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme XAXA XBCB XDXD CEAE
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 364
Words 79
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4

Barry W Smith

I'm a Christian, husband, father and Bepa to one granddaughter. I live in the panhandle of Texas. more…

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  • cokerrogers
    Wonderful poem. Gives me visions of a simple fulfilling life we all would be blessed to live .
    LikeReply1 year ago
    • baways
      Thank you, I do feel blessed despite my situations.
      LikeReply1 year ago
  • Teril
    I love the flow of this poem and the way you present your optimism in the last lines. Support gives us strength and hope.
    LikeReply1 year ago
    • baways
      Thank you Teril, The older I get the more I come to realize the good through the bad.
      LikeReply1 year ago
  • Philipo
    Storms don't stay around permanently. We humans out last them. Once there is life, there's always hope.
    LikeReply1 year ago
    • baways
      So true.
      LikeReply1 year ago
  • donka_k
    Short and to the point. The last stanza says it all for me. Overcomers by God's grace! I loved reading your poem.
    LikeReply1 year ago
    • baways
      Thank you.
      LikeReply1 year ago
  • Soulwriter
    Beautifully written. The world is forgetting the loss of the simple yet essential things in life. Wishing you luck...
    LikeReply1 year ago
    • baways
      Thank you.
      LikeReply1 year ago
  • laskuce
    I see the order in this poem like a neatly plowed field. I feel the pain in this poem with the loss of a season's harvest. Still there is always hope.
    LikeReply 11 year ago
    • baways
      I appreciate the reference to strait plowed field. Thank you.
      LikeReply1 year ago

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