Posted by: Ron DuBour | August 13, 2016

Lawn Ornament~by Paul F. Lenzi



Lawn Ornament


“Antique Wagon” by Bob & Nadine Johnston

weather-beaten colonial wood

fragile relic of roads to revolt

false bottom hid muskets and balls

emblematic of pretense

beneath sworn allegiance to crown

haughty vestments of empire

cloaking its commonwealth fallacies

this homely vehicle trundled its share

of a rural insurgency fateful

and faithful in service of liberty

wheels turning tracks that led

ever dependably out of dependency

unto a favoring founding ground

bathed in bright light of new history

now come to hard well-earned

rest in its utilitarian dignity

high on the rise of my lawn

under rippling brisk shade

of my flag flying proud

despite changeable winds

in the foment of sorrowful men

cursed with inconstant hearts


  1. I love this!

    • I thank you most kindly

      • most welcome always!

  2. thank you for sharing my poem with your readers

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