breaking rocks

By: Charles Benvegar

I saw them tearing a building down, a group of men
in a busy town.

With a hefty blow and a lusty yell, They swung with zest, and the sidewall fell.

I asked the foremen, “are these men skilled? The kind you would hire, if you had to build?”

He looked at me, and laughed, “no, indeed! Unskilled labor is all I need. Why, they can wreck in a day or two, What has taken builders years to do.”

I asked myself, as I went my way, which of these roles have I tried to play?

Am I a builder with rule and square, measuring and constructing with skill and care?

Or am I the wrecker, who runs the town, content with the business of tearing down?

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