I have referenced my high school friend Mike Brinkman on other postings. Recently I saw this writing of Mike's and ask his permission to post. Mike wrote this in the early '70s.
They bore to grow and live beyond themselves,
Nor know upon their death if they will be
Some statue, paper, home, desk, book, or shelves,
However small or great--however known--
We live, we act, we die; and many deeds
Remain awake and live beyond our lives--
But no-one knows the number of his seeds.
One never knows for sure their influence...the number of their seeds. I like that thought.
December 14, 2017