A Stumbling Block Or A Stepping Stone

Photograph: Sharron R. McMillan

Photograph: Sharron R. McMillan

Isn’t it strange how princes and kings,
and clowns that caper in sawdust rings,
and common people, like you and me,
are builders for eternity?

Each is given a list of rules;
a shapeless mass; a bag of tools.
And each must fashion, ere life is flown,
A stumbling block, or a Stepping-Stone.

~ R. L. Sharpe

Written in the back of my Bible by a friend when I was 14 years old.

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2 Responses to A Stumbling Block Or A Stepping Stone

  1. hernibs says:

    Thank you Heather. A good challenge for a new year.

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  2. Heather says:

    What a fabulous poem for the New Year – and for someone to write in your bible when you were so young. A great reminder that is never too late to have a good life. Love to you.

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