A Group of Men


I saw a group of men in my home town,

I saw a group of men tearing a building down,

With a heave and a ho and mighty yell they swung the beam and to the sidewalk it fell.

I said to the foreman, are these men skilled? The type you’d hire if you wanted to build? And he laughed and said no indeed…..common labor is all I need!

I can tear down in a day or two what it took a builder 10 years to do……..

I thought to myself as I walked away, which of these roles am I going to play?……

Am I the type that constantly tears down as I make my way foolishly around?…….

Or am I the type that’s trying to build with care, in hopes that my community, family, or organization was glad that I was there……………


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