My Body Of Work
When my finger becomes a stump from pecking away
On my iPad, with just the right hand pointing one ;
I look at my body of work, shrug my shoulders, pray
That I'm not as lame in ability as thought by some :
Then gathering myself, I think, what the "Sam Hell"
Am I doing out in this arena of original thought ?
Me, a boy of the soil, with words pulsating to tell
Audiences about education's purpose, as it's taught :
And then, a Scottish Highland stubbornness invades
My innards and rescues an inbred arrogance for life.
If not me, who the hell will write of grand parades,
Of awakening flowers, children, theirs, and my wife ?
However menial the task, it's the full effort given
Which measures a person's metal, sung by the liven.
Ronald C. Downie
An English Sonnet