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A LESSON

by dav.smith

We came to a wall
it was said, it could not fall
but to win
we must smash it down

For at a lose were we
our cannon balls fail in their quest to destroy
Archers dismissed and hears
from over the wall the enemy jeers

Strategies fail at every corner
as retreat is called in haste
tempers are frail
for death follows retreats tail

An old man is appalled
and turns to the soldiers and says
'Wisdom is to be learnt still
if winning is to be your goal'

'Don't pull out the bricks,
until you learn to pull the straw from the hay.'
'For if you pick at the small
a hole you'll put in the wall'

'Soon you will find
your wall shall fall
As it is the small things that keep
the big things together'.





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Re: A LESSON (Score: 1 )
by muse on Sunday, July 05, 2009 (22:33:18)
enjoyed

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    Re: A LESSON (Score: 1 )
    by dav.smith on Monday, July 06, 2009 (03:35:53)
    That is all I hope for. Thanks for your time and comment. dAVE

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Re: A LESSON (Score: 1 )
by Julie on Sunday, November 08, 2009 (00:57:41)
What a wise poem, Dave! Sounds like it was from an ancient Chinese battle. Certainly kept me interested..I wanted to learn the lesson.
;0)
Julie

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    Re: A LESSON (Score: 1 )
    by dav.smith on Sunday, November 08, 2009 (04:43:19)
    Ms'J', so good to hear from you. Thanks for kind comment. Hope all is well in your part of the world.dAVE

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