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From the Kitchen Table: Twenty Something

by Wyoming Livestock Roundup

The year 2020 is half over – Good Lord what can happen next?

         The decade started with great promise

         Seems a witch sent a world-wide hex!         

         Did it come from a bat or made in a lab, 

         And sent on an Asian jet?

         The Virus has done lots of damage

         Have not seen the end of it yet.

Folks told to stay home, the economy crashed, 

         Price of oil went down below zero –

         Hit old folks the worst, big cities and towns,

         Nurses became our national heroes.

Couldn’t see Granny for months, no grandkids to kiss –

         Days, weeks, months all melted together.

         Moms and dads had to cook, teach their own kids –

         Wear your mask, stay six feet from another.

Here on a ranch, we felt lucky to have

         Duties that came with the season –

         Heifers to calve, ewes to be shorn, 

         We care for them for good reason.

         And speaking of which, reason that is –

         Seems all tossed out the car window,

         If you watched the news much, you’d surely be sick

         Go to bed, your head under the pillow.

July could be better, 4th of July barbeque!

         Surely there’ll be one snuck under the radar –

         Hot dog in one hand, cold beer in the other,

         Fireworks lit with grandpa’s cigar.

Yes, 2020’s half over. Still have six months to live thru –

         An election, unrest –

         the Virus still in the news.

         We’re lucky to live in Wyoming, 

         Fresh air, few people, blue skies.

         Hope this finds you all well, hang tough Wyoming!

         The world needs more cowboys, our war cry!

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