Springtime in Buckhannon

 Sharlette'sGarden

Emerald hills, homemade gravy and coon eyes

She calls.

Daffodils, sweet tea and fried potatoes

She calls.

Crickets, frogs and rotten wood piles

She calls.

Rusted cars, saw mills and dogwoods blooming

She calls.

Long gravel roads, winding hunter trails and wild turkeys

She calls.

Sunday church bells, white steeples and fried chicken

She calls.

Dirty miners, rippling creek and coal dust covered lunch pails

She calls.

Calico cats, hound dogs barking and wild rhododendron

She calls.

Country courthouse bright, rickety bridges and dew on the lawn

She calls.

High school track, Spring festival and homemade bread

She calls.

Mud caked tires, white porch swing and family visits

She calls.

Haunting eyes, hope-filled hearts and quiet days

She calls.