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'It Takes A Village To Raise A Child'

My red neck friends disdain her
Or hold her in open contempt
But she has given us a truth in a land of cities
It takes a village to raise a child.
So who were: Daisy and Pappy Millet? Don and Esther Urquhart? Ken Gardner and Jean Thompson? Sphen and Danny Loman? Jo Strain, George VanClef and Madeline Maurie?
Who were these people and others who raised me?
(The names that are not enshrined here)
You do not have to even know all their stories
To know their truth
It takes a village or at the very least
A church of great heart to help raise a child.
 
Bill Grace
   
 

   
   
 

  2.     

Customer Service

The metric gurus
Do not understand
The magic in customer service.
Buying bread in Walmart
I experience again
What I have found
In gun shops and a thousand
Other unspeakable places,
The hunger to please you
As a customer.

For a moment
You are not a datum
But something special
That will wait a week
Travel half a county
To buy a loaf of bread.
 
Bill Grace
   
 

   
   
 

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Plug Horse?

Race horse, war horse, plug horse
Plug horse?
Yes, for those wo plug along.
 
Bill Grace
   
 

   
   
 

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:) Reflection on Three Robert Frost Poem Dates

If 1912 is the date he burned his boats
Then three poem dates I find of interest
1915 - The Road Not Taken
1920 - Fire and Ice
1923 - Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
My understanding $200 his income
From his first twenty years of writing
Makes me feel ok I'll never earn a penny.
 
Bill Grace
   
 
 

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