Indispensable

Sometime when you're feeling important
Sometime when you ego's in bloom
Sometime when your take it for granted
You're the best qualified in the room

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Sometime when you feel that your going would leave an unfillable hole
Just follow this simple instruction
and see how it humbles your soul

Take a bucket and fill it with water
Put your hand in it, up to your wrist
Pull it out and the hole that's remaining is a measure of how you'll be missed
You may splash all you please when you enter
You can stir up the water galore
But stop and you'll find in a minute that it looks quite the same as before
The moral in this quaint example
Is do the best that you can
Be proud of yourself, but remember
There's no indispensable man.

I don't know who wrote this I got it from my grandfather over 20 years ago

By Jill from Shavertown, PA

Editor's Note: This is named "Feeling Important" by Saxon White Kessinger. It is also the poem that Justice Sandra Day O'Connor read at her retirement.

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April 4, 20060 found this helpful

I love this. I am making a copy and posting it on my fridge. Thank you for the inspiration!

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