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Homestead Priorities

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 13
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1981
Type Image
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6xd0ztc
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 324356
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6xd0ztc

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Title Homestead Priorities
Description HOMESTEAD PRIORITIES? Alvin Barlow Provo, Utah 8W01 Senior Citizen Division Honorable Mention Poetry The conflict grew as our children grew Between the corner .lot where-in the sandbox stood And flower beds we planted there close by. We thought they would be compatible with our little brood* We soon ^ound our tender hearts could not deny The little ones the happiness they found Witt furry kittens from our neighbors" surplus stock Or the joy In coaxing home some shaggy hound. The sand flew high as kids and pets romped happily The flowers bruised and trampled as the fun went on. We never dreamed the day the plot would stand there empty After all the little ones had played their games and gone. Young unschooled parents, learning as we went along, Reluctantly gave up the flower bed. We allowed the new generation their priority And watched their sun-bronzed faces bloom instead. A pause of summer, the flowers bloomed again. Then came the grandkids through the garden gate. Wise grandparents, seasoned now with life's experience, Resolved the conflict) again the flowers had to wait. We laughed, and laughter echoed laughter. As barefoot they built castles in the sand. I close my eyes In retrospect and see The iaprint of a little foot or hand. We wept, silent tears that wash the soul, As quietly we tried to keep the hurt inside. So much we loved about the old homestead Seemed to die the night that grandma died. The sandbox? Veil no one cones to stir and toss it now Except an occasional summer wind or rain. The conflict? ' °>j. ^ - Resolved now in the lonely corner lot. I guess I'll plant some flowers once again. -62-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 13
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324231
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6xd0ztc/324231