Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Merchant and the Leper 3

Part 3: Millions of Grain

The Leper goes to see the King
More intrigue does he bring:
“You made it easy, and he won
“Set him a more difficult one.”

“Take him to your Great Granary
(’Bout which you sing like a canary)
“Mix up all the grain of the land
“Let him separate each kind by hand”

The kind Merchant is sad again
As he walks, all can see his pain
He meets the Ant who he’s helped before
The Ant brings his colony to the grain store

Rice and Barley, Oats and Wheat
All are sorted nice and neat
When King and Leper come to check
They both go like “What the heck!”

6 comments:

  1. Kwame Mensa-Bonsu18 February, 2010

    Thank God for little/poor but industrious people...if you have been kind to them before, that is!

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  2. The last line got me cracking. It's fortuitous the merchant was kind to all.

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  3. @ KMB: Kindness always repays in manifold ways, yes!

    @ Myne: Yes, maybe fortuitous. But a really kind person's kindness will likely touch every life in a small community (whether directly or indirectly) in no time!

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  4. Yes the "What the heck" line rocks

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