Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Making Progress

Progress is a great reward
Watching a building rise
Filling the chinks the skyline.
Reviewing a list with the “to-dos” done
Drawing a satisfying line through
Mow the lawn
Or make bank deposit
We pay these tributes
To the clock and calendar
To our work ethic
All of which build up our self-esteem
Our sense of worth.
It is a subtle slavery
Which many join willingly
And celebrate triumphantly
On the day we progress to retirement...
With a gold watch.
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