I’m kind of in a funk about what to write on, not to mention I have some research I need to start working on for spring gardening and landscaping. So I thought I would fall back on something I have already done.
My choice was motivated by a recent piece done on okjimm’s eggroll emporium blog that addressed the value of friendship. It was truly an inspiring piece for me and I encourage those who haven’t read it yet to drop by Jim’s blog here to view it.
So my contribution today revolves around the theme of friendship in a poetic format that I seldom employ – and for good reason. Anyway, enjoy for now and hopefully the muses will drive away those funk-demons that seem to be in charge for now
How can we know we’re where we should be
in things we work for more or less?
To say we’ve reached our goal
and show some measure of success.
What standards have we set
that recognizes our achievements
and tells the world we’re there at last
where all are in agreement?
Money, trophies, social recognition
are some that come to mind
but seldom do they endure
and stand the test of time
For me none of these truly work
or make me feel genuinely content
They last for just a while
soon lost in time we’ve spent
There is one thing I think
that assures us we’ve succeeded,
allowing us to console ourself
at those times most needed
Where gold and glory just won’t work
for those who would feel truly blessed.
To me a lasting friend who’s always there
is our best measure of success