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  Milking a Cow
by Jim Stewart
Monday, August 04, 2008
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Mind over matter for the project at hand


Milking a Cow
by Jim Stewart c 2008

Dedicated to all that have spent some time on a farm, "The Promised Land", you gotta love it.

 

It's five o'clock in the morning

The rooster hasn't even crowed.

But I get up

On this glorious morn.

 

It's off to the barn

With my bucket in hand.

In quest of fresh milk

From this small dairy land.

 

The sun is still hiding

And the airs got a chill.

It's mind over matter

With a pail to fill.

 

I pick out a cow

Tankersley is her name.

Not very pleasant

And not very tame.

 

My hands are kinda chilly

As I reach for her teet.

In a short instance

I receive a swift kick.

 

I rub my hands together

To create some warmth.

I go back at it

And get nearly a quart.

 

Then swat on my head

From her tail with great force.

I'm starting to wish

This old cow was a horse.

 

Squat, squirt, splash, kick

Squat, squirt, splash, kick

I'm getting into rhythm

And it's almost six.

 

I reach my mark

On that old metal can.

I untie the cow

This is the "Promise Land?"

 

Tomorrow I'm gonna get up mighty early again

And go get that milk.

In a carton this time

Instead of a can.

 


Milking a Cow


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Reviewed by pat medlin 4/22/2012
i luv this...can't relate to the chore but the humor is great...pmedlin
Reviewed by Todd-Michael St. Pierre 8/7/2008
Funnt stuff Jim!
Reviewed by S Phillips 8/4/2008
Gave me a chuckle. I talked with 2 dairy farmers today as I buy my milk in plastic instead of filling a can. */:D
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 8/4/2008
Never have had the "displeasure" of being awakened before 5am to milk an ornery bovine...and i hope I never do...;) Ed
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 8/4/2008
Hey Jim,I bet it was a lot of fun milking a cow.I enjoy reading your experience with it.take care

Edwin
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 8/4/2008
Oh boy, I haven't milked a cow or a goat for that matter in many years, but the memories of those fun days are still with me, lovely piece....

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by larry linville 8/4/2008
I love it! I spent several years milking a couple of cows every night and morning. The hottest job in the summer and the coldest in the winter.

Larry
Reviewed by Rosemarie Skaine 8/4/2008
Charming write. R

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