Medora Covered Bridge

By: 
SHERRY SMITH GERMANN, WRITERS BLOC
It pulls you back so you can see the beauty of it all.

End to end it spans across the White River below the falls.

Long, red and wooden too with beauty in between.

Trusses tell the stories of young lovers in their teens.

It has beckoned many to take the plunge and see

How refreshing the water underneath can be.

On hot days of summer they came, many stayed,

While sharing picnics, families laughed and played.

The circus came across it in days of old.

Many interesting stories my mother told.

Elephants marched to the circus sounds

Telling folks the circus had come to town.

Many faces were happy and all aglow

As across the Medora Bridge we did go.

Years passed, time took its toll,

Weather, rot and damage played their roll.

Many were sad to see it close.

Gone were the days of a “Long Red Rose.”

There was talk it might be torn down.

Many decided a way should be found,

To save this bridge from disrepair,

Shouting, “Let’s bring it back with flare!”

Plenty of people came together

To make the bridge a whole lot better.

Donations poured in from near and far.

They worked until it shown like a star.

And now we see what love can do.

Medora Bridge is now shining anew!

Sherry Lynn Davis was born in Salem, Indiana, then moved to Garden City, Kansas, in 1959. She attended Garden City High School and Garden City Community College where she majored in nursing and worked as a RN for 20 years. Sherry is married and has three grown sons. She and her husband Dennis Germann recently returned to Salem. She joined Writers Bloc and enjoys writing poetry.

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