NaPoWriMo PROMPT: Write a poem about a handmade or homemade gift that you have received.
Mom and Dad took a break
From milking cows twice a day,
Traveled with a tour group
To see—what else? More cows.
They brought back a souvenir.
A brightly painted whirligig
Created out of wood.
A little black and white cow
And a little farmer.
They installed it on a fence post.
When the wind blew
The attached windmill turned.
The farmer went into action milking his cow.
Years later I found it on Dad’s workbench
The Idaho wind had been unforgiving.
Dad was gone and now so was Mom.
The whirligig came home with me.
We fixed the propeller blade,
Cleaned it up and applied a new coat of paint.
The farmer and the cow are retired now.
They rest by my window
Where they can catch
An occasional breeze.