The Shepherd And His Sheep

A shepherd shearing sheep one day
Declaimed most zealously
Upon the care was ta’en of sheep,
From utter charity.
How they had homes to rest their feet
And in the winter food to eat.

The sheep he held was mute —”
The angry peasant cried,
“Ungrateful! no acknowledgment?”
When calmly it replied —”
“Well, God must pay men for their care:
From what is made the coats they wear?”
(Contributed by daniel on Friday, April 8th, 2011)
 
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