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……………