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About Sherrilyn Polf



Winter's End

Blowing dust races tumbleweeds
across the dry, pancaked land,
broadcasting seeds here and there...
winter's last stand.

Minute creatures scamper looking
for food and shelter, hidden
in sparse grass clumps and thickets...
a morsel shared.

Green etches the land as balmy
days revive cattle-cropped
grass, thirsting for spring showers...
winter subsides.

Babies totter on unsure legs,
gaze at the new world around
them, curious, learning to cope...
promise renewed.

Greening cactus and delicate
wild flowers decorate the
prairie for spring festivities...
new hope offered.

A cowboy sits on his horse
studying the season's change,
lines appear around his eyes...
he smiles broadly.

Spring has returned to the prairie...

© 2010, Sherrilyn Polf
This poem may not be reprinted or reposted without the author's written permission.



  About Sherrilyn Polf:

I was born at Nashville, Kansas, a small farming town which is approximately 90 miles southwest of Wichita, Kansas. I grew up on a farm—the oldest of five children— half way between Sharon, Kansas and Nashville, Kansas. Most of my growing up years were on the farm learning responsibilities as well as the love for open prairie-type pastures, nature and animals that only can come from a close family and not-so-close neighbors.

This environment setting has stayed with me throughout my adult years. I love seeing new calves in the spring; seeing God and nature revive the plains in the spring with flowers and showers. I love the newness of each season and the uniqueness that comes with each.

When I was a senior in high school my dad moved the family to Liberal, Kansas where I met and married my husband, Dewey. We have two children and two granddaughters.

Having free time on the farm and not many neighbors to visit, I enjoyed writing poetry and creating stories. Besides having several poems published, I presently have a Christian historical fiction published, A Matter of Trust, Engineers of Flight, Book 1. It is the first of a trilogy. It is written in the World War II era and the first book spans from 1939 to 1940.





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