the old gray barn


as long as i have breath, i intend to try to bring happiness where there is misery- if it is possible to nail a board here and there to shutter out the cold, even a bit- i’ll do it for the unfortunate, the lowly, and of course, my friends…and hopefully for my enemies. it is indeed a terrible thing to have a life this weathered…but i often see it on the faces of folks i find again, and those i have just met, particularly in this depressed area. it beggars the question-

does yer life resemble this barn?

…this is what i see everyday on the faces and figures of America, a land once great. God helps us all.

About thelostkerryman

Thelostkerryman is an author, and entrepreneur, living in the forests of a consistently confused country. Here in this hill country, hurling doesn't usually involve a hurley; store-made soda bread has the consistency of a sea sponge; and Kerrygold butter has finally found a permanent place on the grocery shelves everywhere. His blogs are an account of his adventures, thoughts, eclectic -and eccentric- ramblings, random or insightful poetry, humor and non-humor, pictures (photos), video, essays, fiction, poetic fiction, nonfiction, drama, and writing he has not classified in the description above. All of his posts from,,, and are copywrited according to international copywrite law.
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4 Responses to the old gray barn

  1. loopyloo305 says:

    Weathered and still standing despite all the elements thrown at it. Life still clinging to it and beauty in it’s gray and weathered walls. It draws your eyes with it’s face and makes you wonder what the inside holds, if it holds remnants of the past or hides some mystery. God bless, great thought for the day!

  2. gimpet says:

    I like this picture. And I like this barn. For while it is holey and weathered, it is made beautiful by the covering of nature. To me, it looks like it has snuggled into the grass and the hanging ? clementis and is enjoying the protection that they give. But your post rings so true, so many are in terrible shape right now, and it will only get worse as the hyper-bubble bursts. Those of us in areas where the economy is still holding on don’t see it yet, but we will.

  3. reocochran says:

    The red contrasted against the weathered boards of the barn is a lovely sight! I think I am a little weathered and aged, but I have the bright moments of the red berries in my playful and enthusiastic approach to Life!

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