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This poem was inspired when Richard Talada noticed the demise of a fine old barn at Waverly, NY. This poem is his "tribute to all our barn friends past". Mr. Talada, retired from IBM divides his time between his eight acres at Barton, NY and residence in Florida.
|Ode to Barns Past
in need, and built with pride,
Your mow and stall made food for all,
Technology, or laziness,
As future craftsmen reconstruct
A death no reason justifies,
Richard Talada (1990)