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.


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