Uplift and Inspire

I watched them tearing a building down,
A gang of men in a busy town,
With a ho heave ho and a lusty yell,
They swung a beam and a side wall fell
And I asked the foremen, “Are these men skilled,
The men he’d hire if he had had to build?”
He gave a laugh and said, “No indeed!
Just a common laborer is all I need.
I can easily wreck in a day or two
What builders have taken a year to do.”
I asked myself as I went my way,
Which of these roles have I tried to play.
Am I a builder who works with care,
Measuring life with rule and square?
Or am I a wrecker as I walks the town ,
Content with the labor of tearing down.
-Unknown Author

I read this wonderful poem and could not stop myself from sharing this. From a book titled “8 Attributes of Great Achievers” by Cameron C. Taylor

8 thoughts to “Uplift and Inspire”

  1. This poem was written by Charles Benvegar in 1967 and published in โ€œThe Songs of the Free State Bardsโ€ compiled by Vincent Godfrey Burns. It is titled “The Wreckers”. Please give correct credit or remove this poem. Thank you. I will be contacting the author of the book you found it in and demanding an explanation as to why it was not correctly credited.

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