Posted by: Ron DuBour | March 27, 2014

Adversity~ by rldubour


 

 

How we react

Adversity by rl dubour Which one are YOU?

I thought about philosophy
and here’s my point of view.
I have three items to explain
one is describing you.
Take a pot of boiling water
and toss these items in.
First place raw carrots in the pot
don’t even have to skin.
Now place couple eggs inside
just one more thing to do.
Last take a scoop of coffee beans
and put them in there too.
Let them boil for twenty minutes
then turn the burners off.
Now it’s time to explain all this,
before we all get lost.
We take each item from the pot
put in a separate bowl.
On the table there are now three
a story can be told.

Now tell me what you see in each
and think of what this means.
The water was adversity,
the items life it seems.

In the face of adversity
the eggs turned hard inside
The same way that most people do
they don’t even realize.
The carrots all turned soft as mush
again we act as such.
The lesson here is in the bean
just what does all this mean?

 

In each person as in each object
the same adversity.
And we all can see what happened
they reacted differently.
The ground coffee beans were unique
they changed some things around
They gave it flavor and some strength
that will not let you down.

When the hour is the darkest
And from your point of view
In the face of adversity
Just which one are you?


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