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A Settler's Way
by Richard L. Provencher  
7/05/2011 / Poetry

An old wagon trail
overcame pasture's edge

wheel ruts dug deeply
in the mud of olden days

my footsteps following,
adventure on my mind.

Left early this morning
to search out any old farm

abandoned yet alive
in it's natural heritage.

From those early pages

I sought to explore such
homestead treasures

with memories left in
haste as they moved on.

One such find yielded an
old well with fallen items

scattered in disarray

also rusting implements
worthy of season's beyond

used by hardened settlers
who came before my time.

Now I am one in urgent need
escaping across that same

old ridge of possibilities
wagon ruts teasing me on.

Richard L. Provencher

Richard enjoys writing, especially poetry. Many poems have been published in Print and Online Journals. He and his wife, Esther are co-authors of Kindle e-books which are now available on They are "born again" Christians and very busy in their church, Abundant Life Victory International.

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