Hugh Mitchell

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The Wheat Shall Inherit..... - Poem by Hugh Mitchell

The germ of an idea came to me
Watching a botanist on my TV
He said a species could be recognized
as great by how much world it colonized
So though we think it's just a thing we eat
We're actually working for THE WHEAT!

Planting it, growing it
Reaping it, sowing it
Eating our fill
Doing ITS will

The mighty human species (what a pass!)
Brought to its knees by stalks of hairy grass
And when you think about it (use your loaf)
Which is the genius and which the oaf:
- Smug golden acres waving as they grow?
- Or we who make the earth a place of woe?

So when we're finished and our kind is dead
We'll hand things over to our daily BREAD.

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  • (5/14/2006 9:33:00 AM)

    He is an awesome teacher..Its sad to hear that he is retireing. (Report) Reply

  • (3/23/2006 3:16:00 AM)

    What an original poem! A hymn to 'hairy grass' with an amazing political import. I don't know what's in the poem that reminds me of George Orwell. Splendid. A ten. Susie. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 23, 2006

Poem Edited: Thursday, March 23, 2006

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