The Farmer’s Assessment

Old farmers know best
how to sort things out.

They call it like they see it.

It happens when they stroll
up and take a look.

“What we got right here’s a mule
thought he could swim.”

“What we got right here’s a stuck calf
needed turnin’.”

And so when it was Archie’s time,
the vet –
an old farmer’s son
and an old farmer’s grandson
and and an old farmer’s great-grandson –
had just the right words.

“What we got right here’s an
old dog’s lived a good life,
and’s too sick
to go on livin.’ “

Sometimes all we need’s the facts.

But they still don’t stop the hurtin’. 

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