Gleaning

bygreenmountaineer©

Sam wouldn't harvest to the edge of fields
to monetize more fertile property
and profit his last will and testament.

He looked outside at omnivorous men,
collecting snap peas and carrots at dusk,
taking perhaps what the government gave
before they took all they could from others

"Or maybe they didn't," he said.

"There are no coupons for fresh vegetables,"
Sam was thinking maybe to God
he thought existed, maybe not.

He warmed his farm feet before the fire
and took off socks to darn tomorrow.

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by todski2803/12/14

todskis trivial thoughts

GM basially explains what it is in the first stanza

Sam wouldn't harvest to the edge of fields
to monetize more fertile property
and profit his last will and testament.

his use of subtle internal rhymemore...

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by Tsotha01/18/14

Some places do have coupons for fresh vegetables, and coupons for free-many-other-things. But is it a good thing? Is it bad? And why is it even necessary? I can understand gleaning as a result of a primitivemore...

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by Cleardaynow01/13/14

Liked this a lot

I like this most out of all your (recent) poems. Possibly because it is more accessible – which might reflect more on me the reader than on you the writer.

I very much like your device (I have seenmore...

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by todski2801/13/14

Thanks to the power of google

I am embarrassed to say this makes so much sense now! Will comment more later :) thanks for the poetry and the education!0

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by Ashesh901/13/14

GM ( funny how GM sounds like Genetically Modified )

From what this ignoramus could make out Sam is a soft hearted , generous Farmer who allows others to pick up left over vegetables'n crops after the reapin' is done : his noble policy is to live & let livemore...

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