Carry them as if your feathers
are all weather,
and you shall not be ruffled.
Whether your trough holds milk, water, or pop,
Drink a gallon before spilling a drop.
Bring something to the table
in all of life’s dealings
unless that something’s squealing.
To keep your barnyard
In a balanced position
The amount of your patience
Must exceed your ambition.
Not because you have enough of them to flaunt,
but when they’re what they want
are eggs the ideal gift.
Whatever you are, be a good one,
Unless you’re a cottonhead,
Unless you’re a Q-Tip.
If in the world’s largest pig pen
the assignment you receive is
to install a country mile of fine tile,
pay no mind if the farmer’s blind
grab a bucket, trowel, and towel
and until that floor’s all in
stay snout to the grout.
UPDATED 10/28/17 with a graphic version: