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Old Goat
by Budd Nelson
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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June 20, 2012, photo taken FOB Salerno, Khost Province, Afghanistan march 2010.

Tanngrisnia and tanngrisjustr
pulled Thor's chariot over the sky
and he dined on them each every night.
Since neolithic Atit Yam time
man has kept us for milk, meat and hide
like our wooly cousins rams and ewes.
The chosen people at Yam Kippur
took two of us, one to sacrifice
the other freed taking sins away.
Billies rut and smell when leaves do fall
attracting nannies in time of lust
later delivering kid twins.
Our diet drives nutritionists nuts
tin cans, wood we lick but not digest
kudzus, shrubs and weeds sate appetite.
We observe our lives through pupils flat
headbutt each other for leadership
and traverse rubbled steep slopes with ease.
Our history and our legend told
my rutting and head butting all but done
i can be called nothing but Old Goat.



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Reviewed by Ronald Hull 6/21/2012
Have you ever eaten an old, cold goat? I have, at a wedding, and it wasn't pleasant. However, the domesticated goat doesn't get the credit it deserves as one of the mainstays of society in played out, arid lands. they make great pets, too.

Thanks for giving goats their due. I hope to become an old goat someday, too.

Reviewed by Laura Fall 6/21/2012
A great write well done indeed Laura
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 6/21/2012
Kind of a self portrait, Budd...;-) e
Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley 6/21/2012
Goat helps you embrace the goodness of life with joy and fun. Yet Goat can be head strong and stubborn which is not a bad thing when dealing predators and vampires. (You know what I mean - those people who want to steal your energy all the time!) But it is not all serious business! Goat is a joyful, playful, curious being who loves to investigate and learn. They play with their friends and explore the world around them. Hard work pays off, but goat can show us that without time to enjoy what we have earned, the effort is worthless - take time to embrace your successes! Goat shares with us a passion for the good things in life.

So take honor in being that old goat Budd, lovely how you took this honorable creature and wrote about him. :) One not viewed so honorable by many.

Lovely write as always Budd :)

Love and Light
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 6/21/2012
Old Goat. Me. Love the title. Old Goat. I'm just glad I lived long enough to be called Old Goat.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 6/21/2012
I guess you better move over and share your goat pen for their are lots others who need a for one. lol
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 6/20/2012
Billy the goat in youth *Budd* Older,
but wiser now having lived thru it...

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 6/20/2012
I'm an old goat myself: fixin' to be 53 on Tuesday this coming week! LOL

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 6/20/2012
lol :) I Love Goats!!
I used to spray the cats on the face
while milking the goats on the farm
did you know goats milk makes great tapioca
and don't get me started on goat curds! YUM

This The Season Of The Goats
Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci 6/20/2012
The next time I see an old goat I will salute it!

Love ya!

Reviewed by Mark Lichterman 6/20/2012
"Old Goat, uh?" Why, Budd, you eating all kinds'a stuff and going around butting heads... Oh, what you're really saying is that you're getting older, well then, I'll agree, you old goat.

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