Are You A Builder
Kathie Cerveny (mwilson@POLARIS.ORL.MMC.COM)
Fri, 23 Oct 1992 11:45:12 EDT
Here is the thing on building as I promised earlier. It turns out to be a
poem (so much for memory). My wife says she got it from a magazine, but she
can't remember which one or who wrote it. It's still pretty good stuff.
Are You a Builder?
I watched them tering a building down,
A gang of men in a busy town.
With a heave-ho and a lusty yell,
They swung a beam and a sidewall fell.
I asked the foreman, "Are these men skilled,
As the men you'd hire if you had to build?"
He gave a laugh and said, "No indeed!
Just common labor is all I need.
I can easily wreck in a day or two,
What builders have taken a year to do."
And I thought to myself as I went my way,
Which of these roles have I tried to play?
Am I a builder who works with care,
Measuring life by the rule and square?
Am I shaping my deeds to a well-made plan,
Patiently doing the best I can?
Or am I a wrecker who walks the town,
Content with the labor of tearing down?
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City