Thursday, April 30, 2009

Scratch We Must!

SAID the first little chicken, With a queer little squirm, "I wish I could find A fat little worm."

Said the next little chicken, With an odd little shrug, "I wish I could find A fat little bug."

Said the third little chicken With a sharp little squeal, "I wish I could find Some nice yellow meal."

Said the fourth little chicken, With a small sigh of grief "I wish I could find A green little leaf."

Said the fifth little chicken, With a faint little moan, "I wish I could find A wee gravel stone."

"Now, see here," said the mother, From the green garden patch, " If you want any breakfast, Just come here and scratch." ~author unknown~

Above "Chicken" sayings found in Young Folks Recitations, compiled by Mrs. J. W. ShoeMaker, c1908
"....if anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat...."
2 Thessalonians 3:10

"There is work that is isolating, harsh, destructive, specialized or trivialized into meaninglessness. And there is work that is restorative, convivial, dignified and dignifying, and pleasing."
~Wendell Berry~

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