Bovine Effluent – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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Bovine Effluent

We were drafting cows one afternoon
when Graham
treading in a pat
exclaimed, “Shit!”
And laconically I agreed
noting his tautological tendencies
without so much as a smile.
I said “We’re covered in it mate.”
“What?” He was so utterly confused.
“Well, between the stock agents,
the tax office and the pollies,
We’re up to our necks in bovine effluent.”

©Paul Vincent Cannon




Filed under Country, Farm, farming, life, poem

32 responses to “Bovine Effluent – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Did you comments it in my new blog..i need your suggestion


  2. Truer words were never spoken.

    Liked by 3 people

  3. People come, people go, but bovine effluent shall always be with us.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. This took me waaaay back! : ))

    Liked by 1 person

  5. MNL

    laughing, funny!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Ennle Madresan

    That looks HUGE!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Tom Darby

    Never kick a dried cow turd on a hot day!

    Liked by 2 people

  8. lol so very well presented, absolutely love this, a gem!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. What a lovely expression, bovine effluent! Very taut poem too!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Lyn CANNON

    Interesting twist from farm memories to political and social situation


    Liked by 1 person

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