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POEM: Hawthorne Inn

Hawthorne Inn is the place to be.

They are very kind to me.

They cook my meals and do my laundry.

I push a button and help comes

to see to my every need.

They even wake me up so I won't miss

breakfast with toast and jam.

I am a real fan of Hawthorne Inn!

But I miss the farm in springtime,

with birds flying in the sky,

tulips swaying in the breeze,

and fragrant blossoming trees.

I miss the oak trees in the summer

that cool and shade my brow,

and the mooing cows.

I love the farm in summer.

It just can't be beat to live in town

with all the loving care.

But I'd rather live in the country

than anywhere.

•LORENA ROBINSON lives in La Salle.

•TO SUBMIT POEMS, mail your piece to The Times newsroom or email Please include a short paragraph about yourself and why you wrote the poem. A photo of yourself also is welcome.

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