Prose-n-Poetry.com
Original Poetry and Stories
Our Midi Musicbox *
Register
Login
Password
Save Cookie?  
Forgot Password?




The Amish Life

by David Pekrul
copyright 06-27-2005


Age Rating: 7 +
The Amish Life


The Amish live a simple life,
As when our nation began,
They shun the modern way we live,
Which is all a part of their plan.

A simple home and garden patch,
A horse and buggy for travel,
No freeway covered in pavement,
Just a lane-way covered in gravel.

We often speak of the good-old-days,
When life was simple and free,
While they are living the way it was,
The way they want it to be.

While we are caught up in ‘progress’,
They are working the land,
While we are fighting for what we can get,
They're living as friends, hand-in-hand.

At times I envy the Amish,
(Though I love all my comforts in life),
They live in a world of bygone years,
And we in a world of strife.

Some day I will visit the Amish,
And learn of their faith and their ways,
But because I am part of the modern world,
I'll come just to visit, not stay.




Prev Chapter Chapter List Next Chapter



Visitor Reads: 943
Total Reads: 952
Comments:

Author's Page
Email the Author
Add a Comment






Comments on this Article/Poem:
Click on the commenter's name to see their Author's Page

        08-29-2005     Michael Sigel        

You do know, while we're mocking them, they're laughing at us? People are so ethnocentric, it's really sad. I really like your poem though, especially the end.

        06-27-2005     Anthony Lane Stahlhut        

They do live life as our great grandparents did. I sometimes wish I was living that life......Na, wheres my playstation? Anthony



left curlique right curlique
About PnP Privacy Points Terms of Service Banners Contact Us F.A.Q
Visitors