Original Poem — On Importance

A poem from my book Some Poems About Life, available on this website.


On Importance

I saw an old friend yesterday.

A high school classmate.

We had a lot to catch up on.


Her’s doing very well, he says.

He has a very responsible position.

He makes major decisions

all the time.

People depend on his judgment.

They call and ask his opinion:

the plant manager,

Vice President of Marketing,

the Company President.

He hears from them regularly.

Yes, it is clear he has a very important job.


I didn’t tell him this,

but all the while he was talking,

I was thinking:

“If you have to tell people how important you are,

you’re not.”


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