In His Hands

canola seed

 

O minuscule Emperor,

driver of economies

and master of markets, Bull

and Bear are nought to your sway.

.

Builder of hearth, home, kingdoms,

governments topple and rise

to your tune, Dow Jones dances

when you pay the Piper to

play your ditties on Wall Street.

.

What power lies in this globe

of darkness? What strange strings pull

perpetual puppets, men

of finance bobbing rhythmic

in this obsequious two-

step? Black gold, global guru,

toss the dice and fuel our

hunger for domination.

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You wouldn’t think that these unassuming black orbs could wield such power, would you? Β And yet, Western Canada’s Canola crop represents over $12 billion in our national economy. Now THAT is one powerful little seed….

23 comments on “In His Hands

  1. Caddo says:

    Wowza, I had no idea!

  2. Pam says:

    “what power lies in this globe of darkness” – I’m so glad you told us what kind of seeds these are. You piqued my curiosity! your imagery is powerful.

  3. Marcy says:

    I love this one!!!

  4. Lyle Krahn says:

    I still find it remarkable how small and insignificant those seeds are and yet they matter.

  5. unbelievable realities ! That’s earth shaking! Great writing Melody ~ Faithfully Debbie

  6. RoSy says:

    Powerful indeed!

  7. Gallivanta says:

    Powerful imagery and powerful little seeds!

  8. elizabeth says:

    This is a departure from your usual style, but I like it! πŸ™‚

  9. It’s amazing how such a small thing can send men scrambling. I’m glad your husband liked this poem. Sometimes they don’t get it, but when they do it’s great.

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