Can I have a biscuit with my meal?
The old farmer asked
overworked and weathered
was his clothing
tattered, scarred was his hands
just yesterday he planted the

His old wife baked
unappreciated and torn
was her apron
bejeweled, manacured was her hands
just yesterday she planted the

  Meals are much quietier now
the combines don't talk now
instead the dead rooster crows

  alone in his coop
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