Darren Donnan has compiled the following poem entitled ‘A Farmer’s Life’.
I hear you say they’re all rich,
But watch me dig a dirty ditch,
Or mix the slurry,
‘Till the cows come home,
Or walks the fields at night alone.
A life you chose I hear you say,
Just watch me work all night and day,
A lonely life it can often be,
My family at times I do not see.
The animals are in and babies born,
A stressful time, I’m so forlorn,
To see the young it lifts my soul,
But deep down knowing they’ll have to go.
The time has come to let them go,
The local mart and yearly show,
The auctioneer puts the hammer down,
The trailers empty - there’s not a sound.
As I pull up to the farm,
I see my wee child’s face,
Through all the hardships,
I know I’m in the right place.