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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Marvin and Verla Coates "My Farm"


Verla and Marvin Coates.  Verla was and is a sister to my Dad, Neldon Rigby.


Verla and Marvin Coates 


"My Farm"
by Marvin LeRoy Coates


My farm to me, is not just land,
Where bare, unpainted buildings stand,


To me, my farm is nothing less
Than all God's created loveliness.


My farm is not where I must soil
My hands in endless, dreary toil..


But there, through seed and swelling pod,
I've learned to walk and talk with God.


My Farm, to me, is not a place
Outmoded by a modern race..


I like to think I just see less
Of evil, greed and selfishness.


My Farm's not lonely - for all day
I hear my children shout and play


And here when age comes, free from fears,
I'll live again, long, joyous years.


My farm's a heaven -- here dwells rest,
Security, and happiness


Whatever befalls the world outside,
Here faith and hope and love abide.


And so my farm is not just land,
Where bare, unpainted buildings stand


To me, my farm is nothing less
Than all God's Hoarded Loveliness.

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