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Waiting for the Chariot

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Waiting for the Chariot

They call them crops, but they might as well be weeds. Mr. Eli Whitney found a great way to get rid of those seeds. Now the supply outstrips the demands and the needs. All that makes this stuff cheaper by the bale. Sellers get less money when they make a sale. None of that makes any difference at all. I am stuck picking in this field all summer until fall. Lord, send your winged chariot down to me right away. I am ready, willing, and able to meet my dying day. Inspired by Tim Ryerson’s poem “Cotton Pickin’ Paradise”

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  1. Date: 6/28/2013 8:56:00 AM
    Robert; This very good - as it reminds me of my younger years. I use to pick cotton until I was fifteen. It was not easy, but that was life back then. T.F.S. ..... Lucilla

  1. Date: 6/27/2013 7:17:00 PM
    Nicely done Robert, they work hard in the feels bone bleeding tired, great tribute to them xxx