• WHICH ARE YOU?

    by Charles Benvegar

    I watched them tear a building down;
    A gang of men in a busy town.
    With a mighty heave and a lusty yell,
    They swung a boom and a side wall fell.

    I said to the foreman, "Are these men skilled
    As the men you'd hire if you had to build?"
    He gave me a laugh and...
    WHICH ARE YOU?

    by Charles Benvegar

    I watched them tear a building down;
    A gang of men in a busy town.
    With a mighty heave and a lusty yell,
    They swung a boom and a side wall fell.

    I said to the foreman, "Are these men skilled
    As the men you'd hire if you had to build?"
    He gave me a laugh and said, "No indeed!
    Just a common laborer is all I need.

    And I can wreck in a day or two
    What it took the builder a year to do."
    And I thought to myself as I went my way,
    "Just which of these roles have I tried to play?

    Am I a builder who works with care
    Measuring life by the rule and square,
    Or am I a wrecker as I walk the town
    Content with the labor of tearing down?"
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