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poetry by j matthew waters

thankful for what they had


they had a border collie
to keep the cows honest
barking enthusiastically
and always smiling

they had a rooster
occasionally unreliable when
rainy mornings drowned-
out cock-a-doodle-doos

they had silos and barns
and backyard sheds
wherein they protected
hopes and dreams
and amazing machinery

before suppertime they sat
in silence holding hands
thankful for what they had
praying for those who had not


august two thousand sixteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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9 thoughts on “thankful for what they had

  1. they had a border collie
    to keep the cows honest

    Do they have one for politicians ?

  2. It sounds like a good, hard-working life. If you can keep the cows from turning on you.

  3. This is the kind of people I would wish all the best.

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