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A "Stock" Quotation

As a rural reporter
Just nosing around,
A prosperous rancher
Was someone I found.
Those years spent in sunshine
And clean desert air
Foreshadowed his being
A rich millionaire.
"And what is your secret,"
I asked, hoping he's
The kind who will share it,
Percentage-wise, please.
"Well now," said the rancher,
"Say 10-percent luck,
And eighty hard labor,
Just me and my truck.
'Bout forty the weather,
(Assuming it rains),
And, putting it bluntly,
The rest, simply, brains."

2004, Bob Wombacher
This poem may not be reprinted or reposted without the author's written permission.



Taking Stock

Counting cows from a moo-ving train
Can blow your mind and fry your brain.
We're sure to find a better way
To cattle-log those beasts some day.
But one solution comes to mind;
No udder method need you find.
Count all the hooves,
While keeping score;
Then add 'em up, divide by four.

2004, Bob Wombacher
This poem may not be reprinted or reposted without the author's written permission.

About Bob Wombacher:

I was born and raised in a small northern Minnesota town called Proctor, just outside Duluth. For the past 26 years I've lived in an equally-small town called Page, Arizona, just a couple of miles from beautiful Lake Powell. I have three grown sons scattered from coast to coast, each operating his own business. My business is running my small overnight facility -- Bashful Bob's Motel in Page. I lead a very quiet life. My wife and I divorced in 1979, shortly after I moved to Arizona from Colorado. In addition to my time in Minnesota, I've lived in Iowa, Nebraska (but just barely: in South Sioux City), California, Wisconsin (Madison) and briefly in the U.P. of Michigan. I'm a veteran of the U.S. Army, having participated in the occupation of Japan shortly after the end of WWll. I like shooting video, writing humorous (I hope) verse, bicycling, and meeting and corresponding with people via e-mail (



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