A dutiful man of almost 90
waiting for his ship to come in.
He always did the right thing,
was kind to everyone he met,
never stole a penny,
or used profanity;
A man of the pseudo cloth
and two timer of the ladies.
His years were plentiful
where he boasted,
shined in the spotlight,
told stories to entertain,
won every competition,
every word methodically thought out,
always had a line of bull to sell;
Which is why he always thought
you were trying to pull the wool over his his eyes.
He lived a frugal life,
with many jobs, divorced 2 times with 2 kids
and spent his days looking for that one idea
to prove his worth.
He sat and sat and became brittle and old
not being able to see.
One day he went out to the sea
and watched fisherman bring dinner home for their families.
The one fisherman was plentiful with many fish to share
while the others stood and stared.
He looked at him straight in the eye as he was trained to do,
although he could barely make out but a shadow and asked
“excuse me sir, how is it you could catch all those fish,
when the others don’t have but a one?”
The fisherman looked him in the eye as if he knew his past and said
“you have to leave the shore and swim out to what you’re looking for”.
And this told the whole story of the man who was too afraid to leave the shore.
He went home and opened the door,
fell on the floor saying
“I wish I had met the fisherman sooner”
and he had and he did in many ways before,
he just didn’t listen and open his eyes.
He was too blind to see.
Happy Hump Day to you!
Lots to say here but so little time. Do share if this strikes you in some way and you want to chime in.
Continue to follow your dreams, make mistakes, grow, learn, explore. In honor of our friend in town, Walter Borzt, M.D. wrote the book who just took his place in the next dimension: We Live Too Short and Die Too Long, I salute you.
Leave the shore this week is a big or small way.
Blessings of Love,
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