Reports of corn, grains and beans,
her cup is either half empty
or bountifully overflowing.
Watching the pennies dwindle,
when the harvest is poor.
Counting her blessings of simple things.
Her thoughts turn to shoes and shirts.
Barters with herself who is in more need.
The child or the cattle with seeds & feed.
A rare moment when she dreams of
a lavish item just for herself

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I am a former educator, writing in central Wisconsin. When not writing or encouraging students to write, I enjoy lighthouses on the Great Lakes, family campouts, and walking our dog. I am a member of SCBWI. I have a masters degree in education and have been published in The Mailbox MagazineThe Education Center®, The Mailbox®,The Idea Magazine for Teachers®.

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