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Shearing Sheep

My head hangs low above the sink, Ha, no, unlikely what you think! True, there were times excessive drink Did see the gut, recoiling, shrink. Nay, far more happy time and place Would best describe the here and now, But weeds have overrun the fields; It’s time to put the hand to plow. ’Tis head that’s needing to be shorn, A humming scythe across the glade, Or shearing sheep on frosty morn. My tool of choice: the zero blade. No victory until I die, The onslaught merely staved, pushed back, And when again the threat draws nigh, My trusty blade will mount attack.

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Date: 3/3/2022 12:34:00 PM
Hello Jeff Kyser, I have never seen a sheep being sheered. Enjoyed this poem. Enjoy your day Jeff, my friend.
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Date: 3/3/2022 9:43:00 AM
Interesting and well-written, Jeff. I've never experienced that chore. You've mingled some very fine images in this poem. I enjoyed reading it.
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Jeff Kyser
Date: 3/3/2022 10:50:00 AM
Thanks, Milt. Even the mundane and ordinary can be fun with the right pair of glasses, eh?