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Behind the Grindstone

Behind the Grindstone: Amoebae

| Bill Bunting | Behind the Grindstone
Well, we are comin’ up on the day that has made November famous. Thanksgiving.

Behind the Grindstone: Hitch Up Your Team

| Bill Bunting | Behind the Grindstone
It seems in today’s world no one wants to pull their own weight or haul their own freight. Instead of draggin’ their own wagon they hitch their team to the wagon that’s movin’ fastest.

Behind the Grindstone: Offended

| Administrator | Behind the Grindstone
Well, here we go again. In the midst of having to change the offensive names of school mascots, logos, mountains, towns, creeks and the list goes on and on we now are at risk of contacting another virus.

Behind the Grindstone: Band Aid

| Bill Bunting | Behind the Grindstone
Jake was an old-time cowboy. A through back from the olden days.

Behind the Grindstone: Crisis in Crisis

| Administrator | Behind the Grindstone
It seems our Climate Change Crisis may be itself facing a crisis. The headlines read “New Message to Aliens will Reflect an Earth in Danger of Climate Crisis.

Behind the Grindstone: An Ol' Friend

| Bill Bunting | Behind the Grindstone
Here on the prairie in what I reckon is known as rural America, where day to day decisions are made affecting life and livelihood based on common sense, it seems much of society has gone insane. I wrote this poem and it was published several years ago but it seems more relevant as time goes on.

Behind the Grindstone: Signs

| Bill Bunting | Behind the Grindstone
Covid. That’s about all you hear about in the news.

Behind the Grindstone: Pablo's Christmas

| Bill Bunting | Behind the Grindstone
The bunkhouse was full
‘Cause the trail was snowed in
Things were right tense
And patience ran thin

Behind the Grindstone: Pop's Wisdom

| Bill Bunting | Behind the Grindstone
He was old and he was scrawny
His beard was turnin’ gray
Few there were who would listen
To what Pops had to say

Social Distancing

| Bill "Three Feathers" Bunting | Behind the Grindstone

I didn’t realize the extent of the isolated lifestyle we were livin’ here on the prairie until they issued the shelter in place rule and our basic day to day lives never changed.