Monday, April 20, 2009

Ode to Volunteers

One of the joys of speaking at Guilds around the country is finding little pearls of wisdom and ideas that everyone could enjoy. This piece of clever poetry was read at the Camarillo Guild a few weeks back to warm review. Carol Wharmby shared this with me so that you might get kick out of it. The author is unknown... but what a gift!

Many will be shocked to find
When the day of judgment nears
That there's a special place in heaven
Set aside for volunteers.
Furnished with big recliners,
Satin couches and footstools,
Where there's no committee chairman,
No eager team that needs a coach,
No Bazaar, and no bake sale
There will be nothing to staple,
No one thing to fold or mail.
Telephone lists will be outlawed.
BUT a finger snap will bring
Cool drinks and gourmet dinners,
And rare treats fit for a king.
You ask, "Who'll serve these priviledged few?"
And work for all their worth?
Why, all those who reaped the benefits
but did not volunteer on earth.

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