Poetry

Nov 2016 treesShare The Work by Alison, November, 2016

We share the work of wood and dirt each day.

From sun up with shovels and hammers,

To sundown with wheelbarrows and tampers.

 

The life we’ve chosen is no small feat,

Enduring the heat,

Standing hard and fast against the cold wind,

Going against the grain and convention.

 

To yell and make up,

To not give up.

Blood, sweat, and tears for over three years.

 

Through the discomfort and hurt,

This fortress of dirt

Has more than fortified our core;

Our relationship is so much more.

 

How marvelous it is to create!

A home is a place to cultivate

And grow our family culture.

To nurture all of us together.

 

We share the work of partnership

On this long, strange and dirty trip.

To listen, to accept and forgive,

To remember that how we live

Is like Gandhi said to be;

To be the change you wish to see.

 

It is equal parts learning how to build

And how to build each other.

And so, we share the work.

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