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Old 09-06-2012, 07:00 AM   #1
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Default a Poem I wrote about String

I wrote this waiting for church to begin one Sunday morning:

A piece of string
is a wonderful thing;
a snake that binds and wraps.
A tool so neat.
A tool complete.
It ties, it winds, it snaps.

A piece of string
is a curious thing;
it's life a marv'lous double.
With a pull, it's taut.
With a push, it's naught
but a wriggly worm of a stubble.

With levers and planes
one hardly complains.
Their life is mechanical ease.
With windlass and screw,
it's clear what they do.
But string is always a tease.

It may frazzle, unravel
or slip as it travels.
Knots can be so unkind in that way.
But through every storm,
string's sinuous charm,
maintains and endures every day.
To Praise, To Bless, To Preach--the Dominican Order
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