WW2 Poem # 9 

maybe I've written this before but

my dad was doing 2 jobs during ww2  

with such a shortage of help he ran

a milk route from 3 am then returned  

to manage the details of a fifty person  

farm one day his ultra zealous herdsman  

came to him said "the lord has called me  

to this special work in kentucky so I must  

leave abruptly" my dad replied "would you  

please ask our heavenly father to phone at a  

more convenient time? Or suggest he dialed 

a wrong number?" but the herdsman packed  

up his dog cat spouse kids, pulled out pronto 

some authorities you just don't quibble with  

2022 Jacqueline Jackson

Illinois Times has provided readers with independent journalism for more than 40 years, from news and politics to arts and culture.

Now more than ever, we’re asking for your support to continue providing our community with real news that everyone can access, free of charge.

We’re also offering a home delivery option as an added convenience for friends of the paper.

Click here to subscribe, or simply show your support for Illinois Times.

Got something to say?
Send a letter to the editor and we'll publish your feedback in print!

Comments (0)

Add a comment

Add a Comment