Old Barn and Ageing

As it ages wood becomes grey

Exterior not as beautiful as it was in it’s day

The rafters are not as strong

Squeek when the wind blows strong

Hearts engraved inside on wooden posts

Carrys the names of loved ones past

We like the old barn as we age hair turns grey

Our limbs are not as strong as they once were

We sometimes struggle to get up off our knees

Our hearts carry the memories of loved ones gone

When old exterior is not as pretty as it once was

The barn was protection for the animals that called it home

We as parents are the umbrellas  of love and protection for our young

People that have played worked inside that barn hold unto its memories

The fun and laughter the old barn housed

We like the old barn hold unto the memories of the old and grey

Loving our childhood memories of Grandparents and seniors

People that gave us so much love

The old barn is beautiful in its aged ways

We like the old barn will be old but beautiful in our way

Next time you see and old barn appreciate it’s beauty

Old barns and ageing have much in common I would say!



Debra Quigley born in Peterborough Ontario Canada Mother of two sons. Debra published Wind Whispers A Poetry Anthology a collection of poetry based on life lessons. She also contributed in Touched By an Angel, The Best of 2013 also Whispers of The Soul along with many talented writers chosen in Spiritual Writers Network contest publications. Debra currently resides in a small country hamlet she enjoys nature and gardening. Debra's poetry is simple and real she loves to touch hearts with her words. One reader One heart One word is her quote when writing poetry. If you wish to purchase Wind Whispers it is available in 3-book and print version at http://www.amazon.com/author/debbiequigley

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