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 numerous buffetings and trials.
And, with so many rough, jagged edges
sticking out, our polishing process is,
at 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 proberly
shall remain with us most of our days.
Alas, polished perfection does not come easy.
(First published on October 8, 1978, #536)