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Thursday, May 24, 2012 12:02 pm

barnpoem #1

I suppose I should write a eulogy but I
shed not a single tear when the round barn
went down two weeks ago nor when the
two standing silos were pulverized a week
later it was inevitable once our group to
save it splintered and the bad guys bought
the property without telling us gave the
barn a silly name not befitting its meaning
to many many lives bovine and human had
we kept the barn it would now be on I-90
graciously greeting travelers to wisconsin
the town of beloit sneaked in to do the deed
they were afraid of protests I guess but we
would only have taken pictures we tried then
to save the “aims” lettered on the central
silo we had a stoughton farmer prepared to
welcome a chunk of philosophic statuary
carry on “life as well as a living” but the
town didn’t wait for us well my books are
the monument you can buy them from me
cheap or I will give them to you google my
name or douganroundbarn you can view the
two bare silos on twitter still it is a shame
my youngest daughter put it well she wrote
at the news, “a sad end to a dignified icon.”

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