The Water Cure


Sometime when you’re feeling important,
Sometime when your ego’s in bloom,
Sometime when you take it for granted,
You’re the best qualified in the room.

Sometimes when you think that your absence,
Would leave an unfillable hole.
Just follow this simple instruction
And see how it humbles your soul.

Take a bucket and fill it with water,
Put your hand in – up to your wrist.
Then take it back out and the hole that remains,
Is the measure of how you’ll be missed.

Now you can splash all you please as you enter,
You can stir up the water galore
But stop – and you’ll find in a minute,
That it looks quite the same as before.

There’s a moral in this quaint example,
Just do the best that you can
Pat yourself on the back, but remember
There is no indispensible man.

– Saxon White Kessinger