The Best Measure of Success

I’m kind of in a funk about what to write on, not to mention I have some research I need to start working on for spring gardening and landscaping.   So I thought I would fall back on something I have already done.

My choice was motivated by a recent piece  done on okjimm’s eggroll emporium blog that addressed the value of friendship.  It was truly an inspiring piece for me and I encourage those who haven’t read it yet to drop by Jim’s blog here to view it.

So my contribution today revolves around the theme of friendship in a poetic format that I seldom employ – and for good reason.  Anyway, enjoy for now and hopefully the muses will drive away those funk-demons that seem to be in charge for now

How can we know we’re where we should be

in things we work for more or less?

To say we’ve reached our goal

and show  some measure of success.

What standards have we set

that recognizes our achievements

and tells the world we’re there at last

where all are in agreement?

Money, trophies, social recognition

are some that come to mind

but seldom do they endure

and stand the test of time

For me none of these truly work

or make me feel genuinely content

They last for just a while

soon lost in time we’ve spent

There is one thing I think

that assures us we’ve succeeded,

allowing us to console ourself

at those times most needed

Where gold and glory just won’t work

for those who would feel truly blessed.

To me a lasting friend who’s always there

is our best measure of success

7 responses to “The Best Measure of Success

  1. Larry, I share your funk. As a person who lives on political stuff I find that these days it is less filling than before……I gone back to my stand by…..the Middle East……

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