TO BE POLISHED #536
An unknown writer has written...
"A gem cannot be polished without friction
nor a man perfected without trial."
We seem to be living in a age of friction
caused by buffeting of trials.
And, with so many rough, jagged edges
sticking out, our polishing process is of the times
a teeth gritting experience.
We get tired of rubbing up against the grinding
wheel, but we suspect the buffeting shall continue
so long as we refuse to shine as we should.
Polishing pains like growing pains remain
with us most of our days.
Alas, perfection does not come easy.