April 9th…“WHAT UNIQUE TREAT DID YOU ENJOY, AS A BOY, WHEN YOU LIVED ON THE FARM?”
POEM – “Salty Joy Boy” by N. Elliott Noorlun
As a young lad, Out for one of my walks,
I happened upon, Yon wooden box,
Attached to the fence, Where cows mooed and jarred,
Was a big block of salt, There in our cow yard.
For bovines, a treat, That to them was like malt,
As they slathered and drooled, To get to that salt.
Our dad knew they needed, That salt in their diet,
So if good for the cow, By gee, think I’ll try it.
As a kid I yearned, And wanted that salt,
So when slurping cows, Made their licking to halt,
I broke off a corner, Where the salt was pristine,
And walked off to chew on, What I thought was keen!
I’d slurp and enjoy, That clean cow sodium,
As I’d walk here or there, Or stand on rock podium.
I’d eat it like candy, You say how absurd?
For me t’was the treat, Of this little farm nerd!!