Thursday, January 2, 2014

Headline Poem 1/2/14 --

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This poem is written about an article found in the San Francisco Chronicle about a website that helps farmers find love... -- "Save a horse, try a cowboy"
Sun up, sun down life does not leave much time for love
City folk don't understand
I can't meet for a nighttime coffee, I have to get up to feed the animals at 5 a.m.!
The rural lifestyle leaves some stuck in a routine lacking love
Must drive for hours to meet someone you are not related to
Only one tavern in town
30 single men and one waitress
All these boys are like my brothers... we've been friends since we were kids
At first this site didn't really take off
Tricky with no internet access
Now, there are farmers checking dates with their Smartphones while tending to their crops and chores
Hard to find the one when you are a fourth generation rancher who does not leave home
Life revolves around the sun and seasons
Farmer man meets farmer woman
A family of four now -- every day they eat lunch together and pray
A 100-year-old almond farm in Glenn County has found love