what the butcher does

the job before us is to chop the hog

into constituent parts and serve the meat

to all the hungry cut up into neat

easily cooked servings none for the dog

but plenty to be seared upon the log

given a thorough and sufficient heat

and then served up for all the poor to eat

spreading good warmth throughout the cold and fog

so much is duty and the common task

of ordinary service and the name

we give is cruel but the purpose just

to do the action that good heart may ask

of any decent players of the game

who know the meanings of both light and trust


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