One And Many
Today I strolled upon a bridge of stone
And marveled at its unified construction.
Strong boulders, each distinct when viewed alone;
Together joined, immune to all destruction.
I pondered bonfires turning logs to embers,
Each one producing, and receiving, heat.
Remove one from the other fiery members -
It dies, and leaves the fire less complete.
Within the human body every part
Performs its special function for the whole:
The finger, liver, brain, the lung and heart;
Each serves its singular and valued role.
Three metaphors speak of community,
In many, one; a diverse unity.
Copyright © John Watt | Year Posted 2016
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