Any man can be a star
when the ground is hard
and short of feed—

and when the crowd
clambers for relief,
any man can be a god

in certain quarters
if he can load a truck
with good alfalfa hay.

Yet the compassionate man
loathes the burden,
despises his inadequacy

to make Nature rain.
Any man can be a star,
but she’s in charge.


2 responses to “IN CHARGE

  1. Denise Withnell

    Nice one John. Denise



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