Sunday, January 17, 2010

The storm will pass.....




Things have been a little rough lately
This semester is going to be tough

Graduation is fast approaching

Decisions have to be made
I don't know what to do

I'm not sure what I should do with my life
I can do it

Things will work out, it'll be ok



I will blossom where I'm planted

"If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven played music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well."~ MLK, Jr. 

Good Timber by Douglas Malloch
The tree that never had to fight
For sun and sky and air and light,
But stood out in the open plain
And always got its share of rain,
Never became a forest king
But lived and died a scrubby thing.

The man who never had to toil
To gain and farm his patch of soil,
Who never had to win his share
Of sun and sky and light and air,
Never became a manly man
But lived and died as he began.

Good timber does not grow with ease:
The stronger wind, the stronger trees;
The further sky, the greater length;
The more the storm, the more the strength.
By sun and cold, by rain and snow,
In trees and men good timbers grow.

Where thickest lies the forest growth,
We find the patriarchs of both.
And they hold counsel with the stars
Whose broken branches show the scars
Of many winds and much of strife.
This is the common law of life.



1 comment:

Valerie said...

Victoria, you are so inspiring. I'm so glad we're friends!! I heart you =]