Poem: Indispensable Man
By Saxon White Kessinger
Sometimes when you’re feeling important,
Sometimes when your ego’s in bloom,
Sometimes when you take it for granted,
You’re the best qualified in the room,
Sometimes when you feel that your going,
Would leave an unfillable hole,
Just follow these simple instructions,
And see how they humble your soul;
Take a bucket and fill it with water,
Put your hand in it up to the wrist,
Pull it out and the hole that’s remaining,
Is a measure of how you’ll be missed.
You can splash all you wish when you enter,
You may stir up the water galore,
But stop and you’ll find that in no time,
It looks quite the same as before.
The moral of this quaint example,
Is do just the best that you can,
Be proud of yourself but remember,
There’s no indispensable man.
"Everyone has a certain amount of ego, but you must keep that ego under control. Ego is feeling confident and important, knowing you can do the job. But if you get to feeling that you are too important, that you're indispensable, or that you can do the job without real effort and hard work, without the correct preparation, that's arrogance. Arrogance is weakness" - John Wooden