Concern: Dust Bowl

old family cabin mississippi

Times were hard

there was a scorching sun

dust rolled through the fields

there was no where to run


Concern for the family

there was a choice to be made

can the land be managed

or learn a different trade


Families had left

to search for a better life

only pestilence remained

it was a life of strife


Decision made

to let the land rest

moved to a new place

family thought it best


Time passed

returned to the farm

land is better managed

there is not an alarm


Plenty of food

grass for the cattle

preservation is an answer

to prevent another dust bowl battle


copyright 2018 Debbie Pierce


The KerDoodle Daily Prompt


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