Cows Come HOME


Walk with me from the grazing grounds

Where I take the cows each day to eat their fill.

It is almost dusk and the cows know it is time to come home.

Like gentle spirits they follow me on the street and sidewalk,

And sometimes they run away, the naughty girls,

And I must make chase.


Leading Cows Home, Tiruvannamalai, South India

But today,

As the sun rests lower and gently in the sky

And we pass the villagers on the street,

You too may feel the heart of these cows

 Who give their milk each day for our family’s livelihood.

 You too may see evidence of poverty and hardship on the village streets

 Where animals and people live side by side

But where smiles are easily shared.



Walk with me, join me along the way

 In the fading light where shadows soften and

The cows come Home,

Where all creatures return at the end of the day. 

Sunset by Lake_2


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10 Responses to Cows Come HOME

  1. Very peaceful atmosphere in your text and the photo!
    Om Shanti!

    • smallpebbles says:

      Thanks Tomas! There is something peaceful about the cows here ay? They seem to know that no vehicle is going to bother them on the road, totally relaxed beings – (unless humans harass them!) We with the minds! Namaskar! Kai

  2. vision5d2012 says:

    This is lovely. I grew up in rural northern California on my grandparent’s ranch. It had been a grade A Jersey dairy in the 20s and 30s and my grandfather still kept a few cows, although he had “retired” from the dairy business. Only in India would you see cows walking along the sidewalk to get home. But this still brings back fond memories of the lines of animals walking single file along their own trails, heading for the barn at the end of the day. Blessings, Alia

    • smallpebbles says:

      Thanks Alia…..there is something so sweet about cows, ay. Just appreciate how animals intermingle with people in India, just another creature sharing the road!

      • vision5d2012 says:

        I have heard that cows are the most akin to humans biologically, in spite of the vast difference in looks and that they have four stomachs.Perhaps this is why they are so honored in India — the ancients knew things that we modern beings have long forgotten. Love to you, Alia

        • smallpebbles says:

          Alia, that is quite interesting about the biology…..never heard that. There are cows grazing in the fields next to my house. I just love how in India the animals are just other beings sharing the space and how they interact so easily with humans. Thanks for responding….shanti! Kai

  3. Jayashri Fairclough says:

    Lovely poem and photos!

  4. reikiheidi says:

    A beautiful and peaceful journey… thank you 🙂

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