From the Midwest prairie there arose,
A blue eyed country girl, quiet and shy.
Twas a simple, honest life she chose,
Enjoying nature’s wood, and clear blue sky,
Til years, and bitter tears, drew her away
To the bright city lights and noisy nights,
Bringing many sorrows and great dismay,
Filled with untrue friends and foolish fights.
But suddenly, one night, arose a light,
Telling her to return whence she came,
And visions of the prairie she did sight,
Helping her heal from all the grief and shame.
Once more, now barefoot, she stands
Upon simple, Midwestern prairie lands.
(3 Quatrains (4 line stanzas) and 1 Couplet (2 line stanza) equals 14 lines–10 syllables each line– Rhyme: abab cdcd efef gg–problem posed in the first 12 lines/Volta=solution in last 2 lines)