(Tyler Horton) I’ve taken this form with reluctance But a plain breach of trust has occurred Perhaps I could move past the issue But I write on behalf of the herd I suppose we’ve not got it so badly With our lot we are nobly content But since the event of last weekend Our patient endurance is spent Their excuse is ‘divine interference’ Pardon me while I stifle a groan I think any God worth the name would See that we’d much rather be left alone Under the stars we were huddled As nights immemorial were spent But our sense of security was shattered As the skies all around us were rent A light pierced the comfortable darkness And I must say I’m of the persuasion That although the fools thought it was music It was something more like an invasion But what anyone could have against us I’ll admit is far beyond me We graze and we mind our own business Upholding our tame pedigree When the night had finally settled And the air sealed back up with a crack Our shock grew into a panic When our shepherds took off down the track Now a shepherd, by any definition Is one who looks out for us sheep And though I recoil from such leeway It’s possible to do in one’s sleep A man present, yet dozing, can be woken A man conscious, yet missing, cannot So a shepherd in absentia is useless And the sheep, left alone, are forgot This granted, I’m sure you’ll agree to The justice and worth of our claim That those who ran off and left us Are ‘shepherds’ only in name Left out in the open. Abandoned. Alone. Afraid in the cold No rod and no staff amongst us Just our wool and a need to be bold The shepherds are back now and working (Of course, one of them gave me this form) But our position is awfully unstable Will desertion now be the new norm? I’m simply not in a position To allow these shepherds their plea That we stand at the turn of the ages For its really quite plain to me That if the Grass-Giver was working (Forgive me if I come across stark) I’m sure he would give more attention To those left alone in the dark
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