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A Fable

A Fable
Four little starlings
Sat all in a row
Up high upon the aerial
Thinking where to go

Three tweeted all together
Hatching a plan of where to fly
Yet one would not play ball
And flew off alone into the sky

He flew towards the sun
Intent that he knew best
Proud that he was his own bird
Independent of the rest

He ignored the other three
Who tweeted ‘come back here’
But Derek (we’ll call him that)
Thought ‘I’ve got this, don’t you fear’

Soaring on the wind,
He puffed himself with glee
“I’m so much better than those others
So much greater than those three!”

His ego was astonishing
His arrogance complete
Yet sadly he would not listen
Why the other three did tweet

For the sun, as he perceived it
Was not the sun at all
But a ball of fluffy ginger cat
Who became Derek’s downfall!

And in an instant with a huge pounce
Up high into the blue
Poor Derek met his comeuppance
And became this cats new chew!

So the moral of this story
Is listen to the team
For their perspective maybe the ticket
That helps you reach your dream!

Faith, Commitment and Teamwork

From the depths of a cavern
Bewildered and lost,
Humanity overcame with a miracle
None counting the cost.
Holding fast with tenacity
And faith from the heart,
With commitment, steadfast determination,
And courage to impart.
They released precious lives
From the bowels of the earth
Universal co-operation in action,
Trust and collaboration of great worth.
For hope was unwavering
With an unshakable belief
As Chili returned her men to their families
The world watched in relief.
And the celebrations were felt
Like a Mexican wave
Spreading all over the globe
As the minors were set free from the cave.

But let us remember
In this time of great cheer
That whilst nature is omnipotent
United human spirit is sincere,
And the sincerity of working together
Setting asunder blame and fault
Can overcome even the worst
Of the world’s perilous assault.
The truth here is veracious
In the good it can achieve
And faith, commitment and teamwork
Are a trinity in which to believe.
And to effectuate in our lives
With friend or with foe
Truth and responsibility empowering
This triad into action with gusto.

Written following the 2010 Copiapó mining accident