National Poetry Day Message Poem by Bernard Young
To The Great Provider
Dear Great Provider,
This is to thank you
for the delicious cheese
you so thoughtfully provide.
(and I do hope this doesn’t seem ungrateful)
would it be possible to place it
by the side of our hole
and not on the spikes
of the thing that snaps
when we take a bite?
That would be most helpful.
It’s just that,
as you may or may not know,
a member of my family
(my precious daughter to be precise)
has not returned from dining out
and we fear her disappearance
may have something to do
with the fierce snappy thing.
It doesn’t like mice!
(This is not a criticism.
We would sooner pull out our own whiskers
than question your unquestionable wisdom.
We know you move in mysterious ways.)
Once again, Great Provider,
thank you for the wonderful cheese.
Yours humbly and appreciatively,
© Bernard Young