Cow Path - Poem by Barry Middleton

'For men are prone to go it blind
Along the calf-paths of the mind,
And work away from sun to sun
To do what other men have done.'
From The Calf-Path by Sam Walther Foss

country boys know what a cow path is
not necessarily the shortest or easiest
but nevertheless chosen by the masses
where cows are, there are cow paths

reflective persons such as myself
are left to wonder how cows decide
they do not appear to hold elections
it does not seem they have dictators

thirst will take them all to the pond
one tired cow plods following another
some do oddly stray off the path a bit
it is a fleeting momentary dalliance

we can all be glad that men are free
greed and consumerism can't hold us
we soar like eagles spreading our wings
cows, it seems, do some curious things

Poems by Barry Middleton

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