Pride of Finishing

Posted: May 12, 2016 in free verse, poem, poet, poetry
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You feel the satisfaction, the pride of finishing,
But no matter how much you admire what you have done,
all things will soon grow old and forgotten.
And will shed its paint and rot its wood.
The cement will crack and even the granite corner stones
will tilt and lose their strike and point.
And the carefully carved facades will fall from the
roof’s high eves.
Only the intervention of future men will scrape the peeling faded paint
and re-lay the loose bricks and heavy stones.
As they work, they will wonder who built these things
and how and why it was done this way,
how it could have been done differently or better.
And they too, will walk away if only for a few steps,
stop and turn and look with satisfaction
and pride at what they have done.
With little thought of the never resting labor of time.



  1. iampeacenow says:

    Wonderfully written. A clear perspective. Peace always

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  2. Hopefully, no matter how long of a time…or how old a project…someone will come along who cares and and will appreciate the former beauty and will restore, renew, finish.
    I find two meanings here…one related to brick and mortar/buildings, etc…and one to relationships and the care, and sometimes repair, etc., they need.
    HUGS!!! Happy Whee-kend!!! 🙂

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  3. A very thought-provoking post !

    Liked by 1 person

  4. How you doing this week, J.?!
    And how is the rest of the gang!?
    HUGS from Moonbeam!!! 🙂

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