Country road

A thousand times I have traveled this road

driving cars, trucks, tractors.

On crisp fall days with wagons of corn and soybeans,

On cool spring days delivering meals or a thermos

and chasing escaping livestock.

A thousand times I have traveled this road

hauling toddlers on the back of a bike,

Riding beside my children, pulling them in wagons,

picking up acorns and fuzzy caterpillars

dodging earthworms and birds.

Walking and jogging, tripping and falling

teaching children and grandchildren how to drive.

A thousand times I have traveled this road

In heat and cold, rain and snow, and beautiful summer days

driving to doctors appointments and surgeries

picking up parts for broken machinery

heading to vacations or visits with friends.

Lives change but the road remains the same,

Leading me into the next phase.


About Life in the 50's and beyond...

Welcome to Life in the 50's and 60's and beyond .... where I write about my childhood memories, music of the 60's and about life in the country. I am a mother, grandmother, farmer's wife, business owner, and retired teacher.
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1 Response to Country road

  1. Love this. I forgot about cattle getting out, and fuzzy caterpillars.


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