Neighbors were they, with a fence in between.
One had more grass and the others cows did glean.
Hours were spent mending by the man with ample range.
It always needed attention but neighbor wouldn't change.
The situation began to wear the man's good nature down.
When he told the neighbor, his smile turned into a frown.
The neighbor built another fence just 2 feet away.
And this was to the other neighbor’s great dismay.
The one man was only trying to resolve the trouble.
He ended up with a problem that was more than double.
Now weeds and bushes started to obscure the view.
Because of stubbornness, there was nothing he could do.
Bushes and weeds took over, growing high and thick.
The fence row looked terrible and it made the man feel sick.
The two had gardens growing right across from each other.
One day, both were in their garden, so close to one another
Then one man threw down his hoe and jumped over the fence.
He told his neighbor he was sorry, that this didn't make any sense.
With tearful eyes, they shook hands and made their amends.
These two men then became the very best of friends.