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The Village

Within the Amish village flows
The commerce there abounds -
Dairy farms and creameries,
And bakeries to be found

From sunup ’til the sun goes down,
The Amish man the stores,
Eschewing most of modern life
Within their frontier doors.

Directed by the testament,
They labor for six days
Then gather ‘round to worship
When the seventh comes their way.

Or when events or circumstance
Effect the village soul -
A wedding or a funeral,
They congregate in whole.

Idealists in principle,
They guard their means and ways;
Adhering to a simpler clock,
By time and trends unfazed.
Published inPoetry

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