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It’s not our enemy.
It’s not evil or devious.
It’s not out to destroy us.
It’s just there.
It goes its own way.
Respect it.      
Enjoy it.
Learn from it.
Work with it.
Walk light on it.
Make it a mate for life.

 

© by Erle Kelly.
Used with the author’s permission.

 

 


Erle Kelly lives in Long Beach, California. A graduate of the state university there, he entered the Navy Air Force after college and became a navigator. After his years in naval service, Erle enjoyed a career in sales and marketing management. After retiring, he tutored at a local elementary school for many years. Today, Erle is active in a poetry writing class and his work has appeared in various online publications. He greatly enjoys his community vegetable garden and cycling, but his greatest joy is when he and his wife spend time with their friends, their four grandchildren, and their three great-grandchildren.   

 

 


Post New Comment:
Jancan:
Concise but full of practical wisdom! Janice
Posted 11/09/2016 09:08 AM
carel:
Another blessing for today!
Posted 11/09/2016 08:31 AM
blueskies:
A powerful poem! A tribute to wisdom! Thanks,Erle.
Posted 11/09/2016 06:50 AM
JanetruthMartin:
Beautiful!
Posted 11/09/2016 06:50 AM


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