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Ashlar Home > Poems > R. L. Sharpe > A Bag of Tools

A Bag of Tools

By R. L. Sharpe

Isn't it strange That princes and kings,

And clowns that caper In sawdust rings,

And common people Like you and me

Are builders for eternity?

Each is given a bag of tools,

A shapeless mass, A book of rules

And each must make - Ere life is flown -

A stumbling block Or a steppingstone.
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