Caught Up in the Wheel.
It hurts to see the Amish
serving rude people at the market,
instead of farming,
instead of being free in their fields,
raising their own food,
or quilting on their back porch.
Windmills producing vegetables.
This woman at the bake shop-
is in pain – trying to cope,
head covering, long dress, and tears,
and her daughter is across the way
suffering abuse as a waitress.
Hurry up with that coffee!
And the father is at the deli,
born to be a farmer,
everyone knows he is a farmer,
yet here he is slicing lunchmeat,
because he cannot afford-
God, this is awful,
I’m a part of it.
Let me walk out of here, now
instead of paying them
to say “Hello-may I help you?”
We all need to be set free,
from being caught up in the wheel.
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