If you didn’t hear it,
it wasn’t said.
“Well, look at it this way, kid,”
said the ole man, turning his heat a more acute angle
than was his normal wont, “If you do everything at once
you won’t have to do one thing at a time.”
Then a tentative philanthropist stood and said that
he was prepared to “give away everything he had”
if everyone else would do likewise.
An ole sorehead toward the back muttered,
“No problem,” and said he was also quite ready
to give away everything the other guy had.
Remember, and rest assured:
Anyone who gets mortally serious with you
has Life’s best interests at heart.
If you begin to believe
that the truth-you-tell is “the truth,”
you’re in for an illustrious career that stinks.