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Post  mikeschultz on Fri Feb 08 2013, 15:45

He had spent the greater part of his life in poverty;
So, he made up his mind early to make more of himself,
To rise above his station, as it were. He learned to read,
Reading widely, learning to believe that knowledge is wealth
And that the gentile arts bring peace of mind and mental health.
Perhaps, but he cared little of such issues. Like a raccoon treed
Up a gum, he hissed and spat, knowing he might still excel if
He could manage to escape the grip of melancholy.

He showered in a rain forest and to dry himself crossed a desert.
Submarine Skydiver falls from the sky, dives for the ground.
There’s safety in attitude. On the ground, the world butts in.
Dinners and ceremonies with flags, banners, and bunting,
No one disliked these soirées more than he did. So, he found
Wealth in growing up poor, gifts he scarcely felt he deserved.


Michael Schultz © February 8, 2013 (1558)
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