Along the Road: Day Twenty`Five

Daniel McClendon

Around the camp`fire
the salesman told his tale
a fox met an eagle on a road
each eyed a salmon in a stream
the one’s gift was his strength
the other’s was his stealth
their’s was the contest

And so they set about
their plans to catch the fish
just as they readied to pounce
a wise grey`owl let out her hoot
upon which the fish was gone
but a bear emerged to have
them both for supper

“God looks down from heaven on humankind
      to see if there are any who are wise,
            who seek after God.
   Have they no knowledge, those evildoers,
      who eat up my people as they eat bread,
            and do not call upon God?” ~ Psalm 53:2,4


About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
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6 Responses to Along the Road: Day Twenty`Five

  1. a cautionary tale…

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Thanks for sharing. It is our highest purpose to be love. It is easy to be smart and strong, but difficult to be kind. To know that and act on it is wisdom for me.


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