Sunday, July 25, 2010

Written In Stone


This is another piece of writing that came across the Internet. I've seen it before, but I still like it. It's written in capital letters, and it is screaming good advice at you about friendship. If you're working on stone, maybe it's easier to write in uppercase letters. And thanks ahead of time to the friends that drop by and read this.

STONE  
TWO FRIENDS WERE WALKING  
THROUGH THE DESERT   . 
DURING SOME POINT OF THE 
JOURNEY, THEY HAD AN 
ARGUMENT; AND ONE FRIEND 
SLAPPED THE OTHER ONE 
IN THE FACE  

THE ONE WHO GOT SLAPPED  
WAS HURT, BUT WITHOUT 
SAYING ANYTHING, 
WROTE IN THE SAND  ,  

TODAY MY BEST FRIEND  
SLAPPED ME IN THE FACE  . 

THEY KEPT ON WALKING, 
UNTIL THEY FOUND AN OASIS, 
WHERE THEY DECIDED 
TO TAKE A BATH  

THE ONE WHO HAD BEEN 
SLAPPED GOT STUCK IN THE 
MIRE AND STARTED DROWNING, 
BUT THE FRIEND SAVED HIM. 

AFTER HE RECOVERED FROM 
THE NEAR DROWNING, 
HE WROTE ON A STONE:  

'TODAY MY BEST FRIEND 
SAVED MY LIFE'  

THE FRIEND WHO HAD SLAPPED 
AND SAVED HIS BEST FRIEND 
ASKED HIM, 'AFTER I HURT YOU, 
YOU WROTE IN THE SAND AND NOW, 
YOU WRITE ON A STONE, WHY?' 

THE FRIEND REPLIED 
'WHEN SOMEONE HURTS US 
WE SHOULD WRITE IT DOWN 
IN SAND, WHERE WINDS OF 
FORGIVENESS CAN ERASE IT AWAY.     

BUT, WHEN SOMEONE DOES  SOMETHING GOOD FOR US, 
WE M UST ENGRAVE IT IN STONE 
WHERE NO WIND 
CAN EVER ERASE IT' 

LEARN TO WRITE 
YOUR HURTS IN 
THE SAND AND TO 
CARVE YOUR 
BENEFITS IN STONE.

THEY SAY IT TAKES A  
MINUTE TO FIND A SPECIAL 
PERSON,     

AN HOUR TO  
APPRECIATE THEM,        

A DAY  
TO LOVE THEM,  

BUT THEN,  

AN ENTIRE LIFE 
TO FORGET THEM.  

SEND THIS TO 
THE PEOPLE YOU'LL NEVER 
FORGET.       

2 comments:

  1. Now linked on my blog - under Children's Poetry!

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