After receiving a most touching comment from a very dear, and long-time friend this morning, about yesterday’s posting of “Hell‘s Fire,” concerning the poem itself, the inspiration for it, and the state of my “creative side,” (referring to it as a brick wall) a memory was sparked of the following poem. And how between friendship and/or common-goal achievement, great things can be done, and seemingly great problems can be overcome, by working together..
So thank you to all, for your encouraging words and support, to assist me out of the “Doldrums.” And so now I know, I do not sail alone upon a “Dead Sea” as I have a most able and admirable crew…So if I can be of some assistance to another who may be floundering in that same vessel, there in the “quiets”, please let me know. (It is not necessary to address me as “Captain, my Captain” Jack, Jake, John, Jerk, Jamocha among others, will suffice)!!!
Please have free-thinking Friday,
Grains of sand, along the beach,
insignificant, by the each,
joined together, in the breach,
provide the shore, for the ocean’s reach.
An ant alone, is trod upon,
long before, the job is done.
But the colony, that acts as one,
completes the work, he had begun.
The queen alone, cannot survive,
within the confines, of the hive,
united all, they stay alive,
the nectar’s that, for which they strive.
A single brick, upon a pile,
serves no purpose, all the while,
yet, when the bricks, are laid in file,
a man can walk, a million miles.
The solitary thread alone,
by the wind, is tossed, and blown.
When woven with others, of its own,
becomes the sail, that takes us home.
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