Stick Sheep or Shepherd Palo Oveja Pastor

Te llevaré en una aventura a Galicia en el norte de España …

Photo: Manuel Pérez Martinez

La niña amaba las montañas,
Aire fresco, colinas verdes onduladas,
Los almendros, nogales y olivos,
Los frutos maduros para recoger en los jardines.
Como los jugos se derritieron en un momento de bayas y uvas,
Las pequeñas casas de piedra, caminos de tierra,
Piedras planas negras en los techos, puertas abiertas,
Ventanas pintadas de verde y blanco,
Suelos fríos, y dormitorios en capas de madera.
El gallo cantaría, es la mañana,
Todos necesitaban ser alimentados,
Los cerdos, burros, pollos, conejos y ovejas.
Todos necesitaban atención,
Todos necesitaban su paseo diario y sus actividades.
¿Qué, cuándo, quién, dónde y por qué?
El pastor tenía una elección de Quien
Seria primero
Sería alimentado,
Sería amado,
Serían golpeado con un palo por no ser …
Suficientemente rapido,
Suficientemente fuerte,
¿Por qué están haciendo eso abuela?
Seguramente hay una mejor manera?
¿Qué es la prisa?
¿Están siendo lastimados?
¿Es la única forma en que aprenden?
¿No tiene eso un efecto a largo plazo?
¿Solo estás esperando hasta que estén lo suficientemente gordos para comerlos o demasiado cansados para continuar con sis vidas?
Siempre hay un ¿Por qué y qué pasó con las ovejas?

I’m going to take you on an Adventure to Galicia in Northern Spain …

The little girl loved the mountains,

Fresh air, rolling green hills,

The almond, walnut and olive trees,

The fruits ripe to pick in the gardens,

As the juices melted in a moment of berries and grapes,

The small stone houses, dirt tracks,

Slated black rooves, open doors,

Green and white pained windows,

Cold floors, and wooden layered bedrooms.

The cockerel would sing, it’s morning,

They all needed to be fed,

The pigs, donkeys, chickens, rabbits and sheep.

They all needed attention,

They all needed their daily walk and activities.

What, When, Who, Where and Why?

The shepherd had a choice of Who

Would be first,

Would be fed,

Would be nurtured,

Would be beaten with a stick for not being …

Fast enough,

Strong enough,

Why are they doing that Grandma?

Surely there is a better way?

What’s the hurry?

They are being hurt?

Is that the only way they learn?

Doesn’t that have a long term effect?

Are you only waiting until they are fat enough to eat them or there too tired to continue with life and living?

It’s always Why and What happened to the Sheep?

By Natasha


Published by Luisa Natasha Parker

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