“Farming” Slam Poem



A slam poem by Nathan Peterson written for Mr. Anderson’s English class in 2011. We were looking for more videos to put on our channel and Nathan discovered this in his old high school computer files!
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Summer is about here, it is clear, and I won’t shed a tear for the end of the school year.
But when summer comes you won’t find me sitting around doing nothing.
Cause the summer isn’t a bummer for a guy like me.
Cause I’m working somewhere that gives me glee.
That’s right, I farm.
From milo in my silo, to cutting wheat in the heat, and feeding cattle in the barn.
Some think all I do is sit in my tractor all day, but I got to do way more than that if I want to get good pay.
I’m always working to keep things going, from fixing stuff to mowing.
Hopefully, through this poem you’ll go home knowin’ that without my harvesting you would be starving.
I start out with feeding my steers. Getting kicked by one is my greatest fear.
It happened once and it’s a story you do NOT want to hear.
Anyways, it’s work cause I’ve got to balance the rashion, cause if I don’t feed them right then I won’t cash in.
If the cattle don’t line up in an orderly fashion it means one is sick and I’ll have to doctor it. But I don’t throw a fit. This stuff happens every day. No, its not just feeding hay.
In between working with the cattle, I’m in a battle with weeds in my field that are trying to drop my crop yield.
I got to spray the field, then lay the seed, and pray for it to rain and grow.
Cause if it doesn’t rain I’ll never bring in the dough.
I go hard in the field so you better yield for my tractor, cause it’s a factor, when I’m planting my wheat.
I provide food for the world, the boys and the girls. It’s pretty sweet.
I keep everything fixed up and make sure nothing gets mixed up.
Harvest is my favorite time because I’m looking fine driving my combine.
Ya, I’m bigger then you and could crush your tiny car, so you better pull off the road very, very far.
Those crazy city folk, in a game of chicken with a combine, they always choke.
It makes them irate. My combine is slow but in the field it will dominate.
I’ve been farming since birth and it fills me with mirth.
For what its worth, I got to keep things running and I’m not always looking too stunning at the end of the day. Cause hey man its not all fun and games.
There are some days that can be lame.
Those days when everything is insane, cattle get out, machines break down and it never rains.
But I know if I keep working that those days will not keep lurking.
The prices will go up and the rain will come down and I will no longer have a frown.
That’s just the life of farming you know.
Now, you should appreciate how we harvest and sow.
My poem is almost done and I should run. Cause I got to get back to work of course.
But before I leave let me one more time endorse: Farming.
Because without, no doubt, we would all be alarmingly starving.
I hope that after hearing this poem you also now see, that without farmers, we would all, cease to be.

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28 thoughts on ““Farming” Slam Poem

  • September 10, 2017 at 4:37 am
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    Good video. I hope you guys never sell out to those corporate slugs. God Bless you farmers.

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  • September 10, 2017 at 4:37 am
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    Shared this with my middle school class. Terrific example of rhyme and it teaches our city students about where their food comes from.  AWESOME!

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  • September 10, 2017 at 4:37 am
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    The delivery was quite awkward and made me laugh- I 'm not going to lie, but I admire your spirit. 

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  • September 10, 2017 at 4:37 am
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    This should be shown in ALL schools both sides of the border to ensure kids know EXACTLY what farming is about! You guys are AWESOME for what you're doing to raise awareness about farming!

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  • September 10, 2017 at 4:37 am
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    Love the videos, but I grow my own food for the most part and don't rely on big corporate farms.

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  • September 10, 2017 at 4:37 am
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    This is the funniest thing I've ever seen! U remind me of my 3 brothers on our farm. With the steers and the crops. And broken equipment all the time!

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  • September 10, 2017 at 4:37 am
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    Love it!! especialy the "I'm bigger then you and could crush your tiny car" part! XDD LOL!!! Tooooo truuee!!!! Farmers rule! 😛 we produce the world with the food on their plates, and if anyone especialy city folk say anything bad about farmers they should remember that without us, they wouldnt have any food on their plates or anything during meals! :p XD lol nice job though. the poem is way true, and i love it! 😛

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  • September 10, 2017 at 4:37 am
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    you do relize you can only get bucked off if you ride an untrained steer or something right? and they dont trample you unless they get too startled and your not being carfull when that happens….seriously can you guys inleast think before you judge something that is probably not exactly true???

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  • September 10, 2017 at 4:37 am
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    Only 23 people dislike it? Shame on them these guys are amazing. I want to live on a farm but my parents don't want to.

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