COULD THIS BE YOU?
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 this simple instruction,
And see how it humbles your soul.
Take a bucket and fill it with water;
Put your hands in it up to your wrists;
Pull it out and the hole that remains,
Is a measure of how you’ll be missed.
You may splash all you please when you enter,
You may stir up the water galore;
But stop and you’ll find in a minute,
That it looks just the same as before.
The moral is this is quite simple;
Do just the best you can,
Be proud of yourself, but remember
THERE IS NO INDISPENSABLE MAN!
—Taken from THE OBSERVER, Vol. 9, No. 41, 10/26/69,