LAMENT OF A SHEEP FARMER

LAMENT OF A SHEEP FARMER

(True story in newspaper: “Due to ‘fly-tipping’ from a cannabis factory (?) on a Swansea, Wales (UK) valley road, a flock of sheep were seen behaving a bit ‘odd.’)

My lambs are dancing the Lambardo…

my ram is nearly deranged.

My once docile sheep

(sometimes half asleep)

are, all at once, acting so strange…

‘Betty’ was found in a stupor;

her eyes crossed, and smiling was she.

While Larry the lamb –

the current flock’s ‘ham’

nearly jumped as high as a tree.

‘Benjie’ was found

whirling around –

as fast as a Dervish on speed!

While ‘Bella’ my fave

just wouldn’t behave,

their antics I couldn’t believe.

Ioan Richard, the Councillor,

was fuming.

“I’ve never seen such a sight,” he opined.

“Those psychotic sheep, they’ve ruined my sleep,”

He left, and his teeth he did grind.

Some villagers found it quite funny,

they guffawed and said “What a lark!”

But the sheep-dogs and shepherds got busy

and peace reigned in Craig Cefn Parc.

by Joy Lennick