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People join together to be part of something bigger;
Working next to others can infuse our veins with vigor.
Keeping to yourself is fine, but then you are deprived
Of camaraderie, which gets our eagerness revived.

A book club or a quilting class, the army or marines,
The P.T.A. or Rotary or pool league that convenes,
A dating site or any place our numbers make us strong;
It’s fun to flock with others, well-aware we do belong.

We sign our names or pay our dues or even make a pledge
That we will follow all the rules; our bets we will not hedge.
And then we proudly claim to be a member of the tribe,
Adherent of the practices to which they do subscribe.

Though lots of folks fly solo, many more link with a group,
Becoming an ingredient in some delicious soup;
For adding to the broth, we each bestow our special spice
And often, that’s a recipe for something mighty nice.

Copyright © ilene bauer

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  1. Date: 1/12/2013 4:49:00 AM
    wonderful recipe for blending...again love what you write...

  1. Date: 1/11/2013 10:53:00 AM
    I agree with you, Ilene! Even though I tend to be reclusive, I know without a doubt that we weren't meant to be alone. We need each other! Great, insightful write. Love, Kim

  1. Date: 1/11/2013 2:40:00 AM
    I am pleased to be the first to comment on this Ilene I think you have just written something that we all need to read. There is such a lot of unhappiness here at the moment and in fighting we need to get back to that perfectly spiced soup xx