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The Road Less Traveled

I’m pushing a couple dozen cows,

Through a tangled alder run,

The”scenic route” up Bob Creek valley,

Avoiding the road and mid-day sun


Cows are often like that,

Especially on a hot and humid day,

If your gonna get them moved at all,

You kind of let them pick the way.


You just keep picking up the stragglers,

And keep hazing them along.

 There are a dozen trails to choose from,

And none of them is wrong. 


A lot of things in life are like that,

It’s strange to say somehow,

But I’ve discovered a lot of scenic trails,

Just by following a cow!


Mike Puhallo

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