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Blind To The World

Updated on August 1, 2012

One Day At A Time

Once upon a time there lived a man

A very successful business man

Who had everything he could ever want

But he was never happy

Everything would get him so so mad

He would yell and scream at the top of his lungs

People from all around town heard him

Even children from miles away heard him yelling when he was mad

They could hear him as they played

Then one day he got a pebble in his shoe

He said just my luck

As he went to take the pebble out of his shoe and throw it away

The pebble said hey what are you doing ?

The wonderfully well dressed business man said with shock

Pebbles don't talk

I have been watching you for a long time now

You are never nice

I think it is about time you changed and started to be kind

I don't think I am that bad

You are and you can ask anyone but they are all afraid to tell you

You are brave and you aren't afraid of me

As the man looked at the pebble his face and ears turned bright red

If anyone sees you talking to me they will think you are cookoo

The smart business man thought for a minute

He pulled his eyes in and looked at this small little pebble eye to eye

That is rediculious

Is it ?

What do you have to lose ?

I will tell you if you don't know


Your new house,your money your fame

What do you want ?

You little pain

I want you to stop complaining and shouting every time things go wrong

You are respected and admired but if they believe you are nuts

They will lock you up and you will be in a funny farm on the hill

They will remember you as the man who wore a hat

Now he is crazy as a bat

So if I am good for a day you will leave me alone

A day you have to have lost your mind

Every day and starting now

That is totally rediculious!

Outrageous and proposperous !

He mentioned every big word nobody could ever spell

I will not be tricked

I will not put up wth such nonsense

The business man threw the pebble to the ground

He figured he had enough

He stomped and stomped on this pebble until he had a hole in his shoe

I am done with you

No one could survive such a beating

As two older ladies watched from a distance and even the local mailman stopped to look

The pebble laughed out loud and the more he stomped the louder he became

Soon his laugh became a sound the people have never heard before

I am not hurt you silly man

I am a chip off the old block

My old man was a rock he stood for millions of years

After scratching his head vigorously and dusting off his clothes

He rubbed his nose to hold back a sneeze

It was too late


The loudest sneeze anyone has ever heard

Now know matter where people were

They stopped what they were doing

Mothers came out from there house

Men and women everywhere who were busy working stopped

All the people in the town began to talk

The smart guy who now realized he could easily be publicly disgraced

All his hard work suddenly erased

Picked up the pebble and began to laugh

Once again people have never heard this sound before

In shock they looked even more

He laughed and laughed and when he stopped he laughed some more

I have never met a challange I couldn't win

You my friend are different

You have taught me many lessons here today

I will be for ever grateful

So he picked up this pebble and put it in his top shirt pocket

I know what people will think

I am friends with a pebble

We can go everywhere together

I am wrong for the way I treated you

I will spend the rest of my life trying to make it up to you

To think you were just awhile ago under my feet

I would love to be your friend said the pebble

My other friends I really don't get along with they are stone cold

You have a sense of humor and we can have so much fun

I will keep quiet and nobody will ever know that you and I talked

I will keep my promise and you will stay wealthy and wise

I will have nothing of the sort

I will tell the world about you

You will be worth millions

More money than I have ever seen in the world

So you will sell me to the highest bidder

Hmmmm that's my thought

How could you after all I have done

Business is business my friend

That's a dirty trick

When you sell me I will stop talking and then you will become a fraud

They will lock you up for lying and cheating people out of their money and you will go away for a long long time


The great business man thought

This time you have pulled the wool over my eyes and I can't see

I know I will keep you and show you off all around the world

Not as a pebble but as my smart business partner and we can go places

You will have the best of everything

We will turn over every rock until the world knows who we are

Are job is to help the world and make money without hurting a soul

The little pebble looked back with surprise and awe

You have finally seen an error in your ways

Yes and life is to short not to enjoy every day


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      picklesandrufus I am glad you like it.I couldn't resist you enjoying it once more the second time around.Boy do I love double posts.(lol)Thanx so much for reading.Have a very good day.

    • picklesandrufus profile image


      6 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      Enjoyable read. Smart pebble and eventually smart man.Good lesson for us all.

    • picklesandrufus profile image


      6 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      Enjoyable read. Smart pebble and eventually smart man.Good lesson for us all.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      kj force I haven't deleted any ones comments yet and I don't plan to start now.Each comment has a point of view and words of wisdom to make my writing better.I appreciate everyone who takes the time to write and share.I do have all my comments have to be read first before I post them.This way if they are offensive I don't have to have other people read it.Some people ared cruel.You have done everything to make me extremely happy just to let you know.Have a great day.

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      6 years ago from Florida

      DREAM ON....I did write a comment on this hub..don't know where it went...or did you delete it because it was unacceptable ? did I offend ?

      This has happened several times lately, not just yours but others as well....

    • kj force profile image


      6 years ago from Florida

      DREAM ON...I remember back in the 70's when people had conversations with light I'm not surprised about a stone conversing...another of life's lesssons ? don't worry or be grumpy/ is too short...hey maybe the man can get rich by making the stone a " rock star"'s that for looking to the positive...loved the was funny yet poignant...thnaks again for the share..


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