A Poem by Patricia Anne McGoldrick

Glory Days In Schomberg


worked the farm
hours long and hard
from the days of Clydesdales and
shocking the wheat by hand
to harvesting corn and oats with
huge green yellow-lettered John Deere combines
following line after line
in the fields of our farm.

At the end of a day
he was tired.

But I remember
when I was five
the evening he played catch with us and
threw the baseball like a pro
arcing it through the air to my brother
under the light of the pole lamp
in our front yard .

I remember
that night
for its June bugs
in our front yard

Patricia Anne McGoldrick

Patricia Anne McGoldrick is a Kitchener Ontario writer whose poetry and reviews have been published in the Christian Science Monitor, The WM Review Connection, and most recently at ChapterandVerse.ca, a review of the award-winning, Plain Kate. History, literature, the environment and upcycling resources for bookmaking are active interests and often the focus of her blog posts. Patricia is a member of The Ontario Poetry Society and the League of Canadian Poets. You can find her on her website and blog or follow her on Twitter.