Geskryf deur THEUNIS, JOHANNES CLOETE  tjcloete@absamail.co.za

 

DIE KEUSE: BOU OF BREEK!

 

Hierdie gedig gaan oor die vraag: Bou jy aan mense of breek jy af?

Die oorsprong of outeur is onbekend.

 

"I watched some men tearing a building down,
a group of men in my home town.
With a heave and a ho and a mighty yell,
They swung the ball and a side wall fell.

And I said to the foreman, "Are these men skilled,
the type you’d hire if you want to build?"
And he smiled, then laughed and said, "No indeed,
common laborer is all I need.
For we can tear down in a day or two,
what it took a builder years to do."

As I turned, I shook my head,
I knew there was truth in what he said.
And I thought to myself as I walked away,
which of these roles am I going to play?

Am I a builder as I work with care,
measuring life by the rule and square?
Am I shaping my deeds to a well-laid plan,
carefully doing the best I can?
Or am I a wrecker as I walk the town,
content with the labor of tearing down?

 

 

GEBED

Here, stel my instaat om elke dag eerder mense op te bou as om hulle met klippe te gooi en te vernietig? AMEN

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