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Cow Decorators

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Cow Decorators

The cows hung polka dot curtains on the fences
It was the latest fad
And when the cows in the neighboring paddock
came to look  they told them, "Only cool cows had curtains !!"

So they went to find striped curtains for their fences.
Non-conformist cows steered clear of any curtains at all -
but had the very latest in electric fences.

Barbed wire was archaic and barbarian.
The coolest of all cows
had no fences.

Suzanne Delaney

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  1. Date: 4/25/2013 1:05:00 AM
    Have I just entered into a Far Side Comic? It's a bit late into the night for my brain to truly comprehend this... but what an imagination you have! It's understandable to think of cows in this way... the fact they do little more than chew all day and stare dumbly into nothingness, you wonder - is something MORE going on that we're missing?

  1. Date: 4/23/2013 7:42:00 PM
    Dear P,& S-N, Xegrakio SuZ, The one summer I worked on a farm I worked with the "coolest Cows." We just had to walk them across the road. They were quite content. Lillie had a few scars from the barbaric barb wire. Superb Quill. LOVE YOU ALWAYS and FOREVER YOUR Loyal S-P, Poet...HG

  1. Date: 4/21/2013 9:25:00 PM
    Though I have not written a similar poem, this says so much of what I think. In my own thoughts, I too, have given cows, anthropomorphic insights. It says much more of the poet than it does the poor bovines, and yet embraces their silent virtues. Have you ever tried addressing them? They really listen! :-)

  1. Date: 4/20/2013 5:49:00 AM
    Wonderful. I love cows.

  1. Date: 4/18/2013 2:32:00 PM
    Suzanne, lol hope the cattle that wanted decors, were not named Elsie. :-) a nice wonder.... and i enjoyed the smile....always~ Linda

  1. Date: 4/17/2013 6:01:00 PM
    Well SuZ. Things advance. We must prepare ourselves for the oncoming cow spiritual revolution. Lovely poem and a poetic cow moos to you from behind her curtain. G.

  1. Date: 4/17/2013 4:40:00 PM
    mmm...a whimsical metaphor (a good thing). Alas...like my own cows...I am archaic & barbarian...Grins.... Mike

  1. Date: 4/17/2013 9:36:00 AM
    Nice Piece Sizanne. Heedless souls often bruise their own hearts because societal (or religious) inhibitions looks archaic. But to the wise, such inhibitions are what cement civilizations and man his brother's spirit.

  1. Date: 4/17/2013 3:13:00 AM
    This is so cute Suz. Happy to see you are hosting your first Contest at Soup. I am saving to join as a lifetime member. Soup mail

  1. Date: 4/16/2013 4:08:00 PM
    NOW THAT'S "KQQL"

  1. Date: 4/16/2013 1:07:00 PM
    Laughing here as I read your clever and witty piece. Great work, curtins for fences all bounderies and barriers. Reflective of our own restrictions as human beings. Excellent.