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The Hand That Feeds You

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RSEvans
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Tulsa, OK, USA


0 posted 05-11-2000 11:07 AM       View Profile for RSEvans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for RSEvans

An old man extended his hand
To give his dog some food,
The dog took a finger
When the old man did linger,
And the old man thought it rude.

The same old man extended his hand
To give the same dog some more
Another finger he took
When the old man didn't look
Leaving the old man bleeding on the floor.

The same old man extended his hand
To feed the same dog agian
The dog took the hand
From the old man
And left him with a grin.

The man could not feed his dogs aching need
And the dog could not feed himself
So the dog passed away
While the dogfood did stay
Quietly on the shelf.

The moral of the story, although grusome and gory
Is for you to judge where you stand.
Which one was dumber
In this continuous blunder
The dog or the old crippled man?

 Knowlege tempered by wisdom...Wisdom tamed by youth.

© Copyright 2000 Rob Evans - All Rights Reserved
Denise
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1 posted 05-11-2000 11:27 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Good question, Rob...hmmmmm.....I guess the dog because he ultimately died due to his actions while the man was just wounded...so I guess that is my final answer, yes, I'm sure, that is my final answer....hehehehe....do I win the million bucks?!!   Good poem, I enjoyed this!

Denise
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2 posted 05-11-2000 12:03 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Oh dear brother!  This is so FULL of wisdom!  Tell me about it!  I'd dare say this hits quite close to home.     hehe  You certainly made me chuckle, but I do see the underlying truth in this.  Thank you so much for sharing!  That old man should have kept his hands to himself, and the old dog should have minded his manners!  LOL  Um...you DO still like me, right?     
RSEvans
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3 posted 05-11-2000 12:15 PM       View Profile for RSEvans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RSEvans

Denise:  You're worth a million..now if I can just remember where I put it....

Gen:  Have you done something I didn't know about?    Of course I love you...you're my lil sis... Thanks for the comment.
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