The Ring of Brass

     I think you might say that this poem is about LIFE. It’s about OPPORTUNITY. It’s about PERCEPTION and it’s about HUMAN NATURE!!

     Some of us look around and see the people with all the “good things” in life and say to ourselves, “why are they so fortunate, why do they have so much and I am struggling to get by?” Do we ever think that maybe they worked harder for it, that they may have studied more or pushed themselves to get ahead? Nah, most of us think it’s all about LUCK, NEPOTISM, INHERITANCE or DISHONESTY!!  But in the end, it all comes down to SOUR GRAPES..

      Have a tension-free Tuesday,

Jake.

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THE RING OF BRASS

 The carousel of life,

brings us back around,

to the way we started,

with lots of ups and downs.

*

 And, the ring of brass,

is there for all, to grab.

But, those who fail, to grasp it,

just dine on grouse, and crab.

***

 Jack Downing

                                                                           July 2010

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4 Responses to The Ring of Brass

  1. When u get the chance, could you please email me? It’s ss34@hawaii.edu. Will wait to hear from you.

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