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Blog Posted:10/30/2017 1:27:00 PM

The Indispensable Man

(by Saxon White Kessinger)

Sometime when you're feeling important;
Sometime when your ego 's in bloom;
Sometime when you take it for granted,
You're the best qualified in the room:
Sometime when you feel that your going,
Would leave an unfillable hole,
Just follow these simple instructions,
And see how they humble your soul.  

Take a bucket and fill it with water,
Put your hand in it up to the wrist,
Pull it out and the hole that's remaining,
Is a measure of how much you'll be missed.
You can splash all you wish when you enter,
You may stir up the water galore,
But stop, and you'll find that in no time,
It looks quite the same as before.  

The moral of this quaint example,
Is to do just the best that you can,
Be proud of yourself but remember,
There's no indispensable man.


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Date: 11/3/2017 9:13:00 PM
Sheesh! Now I gotta look indispensable up
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Date: 11/3/2017 6:12:00 PM
Thought provoking ... to the masses we are indispensable. But hopefully, to someone, we are their everything :)
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Date: 11/2/2017 10:40:00 AM
craig, what matters is that we try to make a difference in this world... that being the case, we may be indispensable to a few, if not all....huggs
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Date: 11/2/2017 9:28:00 AM
I like this poem, Craig, maybe we need to remember this, I'm reminded of the book of Ecclesiastes :)
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Date: 11/2/2017 10:25:00 AM
Yes, Solomon's lesson
Date: 10/31/2017 11:19:00 PM
History remembers who it must...J.A.B.
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Date: 11/2/2017 10:15:00 AM
Yes Justin, but forgets too many that it shouldn't, yet humans write history, however, truth never forgets.
Date: 10/31/2017 3:24:00 PM
We all like to feel needed but in the larger picture we largely pass un noticed I’m afraid.
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Date: 10/31/2017 3:41:00 PM
Yes Suz, we will fade in mortal memories - slowly, until our kindred spirits have also passed yet, we will leave our poems and art to leave some evidence that we were here.
Date: 10/31/2017 1:50:00 PM
I knew nothing about us or anything we've done ever lasted the day I read when they found the city of Troy it was buried beneath 10 other civilizations. There was one indispensable man... the first one.
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Date: 10/31/2017 3:43:00 PM
True Frederic
Date: 10/30/2017 4:38:00 PM
Kind of sad when we think about how indispensable we are. But, it's true. Why is there an ad right smack dab in the middle of this blog/poem?
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Date: 10/31/2017 3:42:00 PM
LOL--the AD is to remind us of our dispensability. 8-)
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Date: 10/30/2017 5:43:00 PM
Ever so weird...
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Date: 10/30/2017 4:39:00 PM
oh, now the ad disappeared. weird. anyway good poem, something to think about. x
Date: 10/30/2017 3:07:00 PM
GOOD one, Craig. Yeah, we just go on and when we exit stage right, there are new actors to take our place.
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Date: 10/30/2017 3:13:00 PM
Yup, but hopefully we can stir up enough dust to be memorable ... at least for a little while.
Date: 10/30/2017 2:36:00 PM
Made me smile Craig, My hubby says 'no one is indispensable its just some people are a little more indispensable than others' lol:-)(my captcha is bum lol) hugs jan xx
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Date: 10/31/2017 3:43:00 PM

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