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The man looked at him and asked: How much do you need to get started working here?

Updated on May 8, 2013

I am not so pretty, but folks like to write or call me up for my opinion and love.

I once started a pool game at 7pm and finished at 7am two days later.
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And he answered the man, "nothing."

In one year the man raised the company from the ashes of insolvency to prosperity and along with it his family. I say work the day, and have faith you will do well because of your hard work and if that does not work, figure out why you were made to suffer financially.

If you work for a living, your life just got taken from you.

If you work to do what you love your life just got handed to you.

But if you work at loving your work and find success in that, you have just earned your life.

No sir, my house is not wealthy. No mam, I am not rich. No brother I can only give you a dime, cuz I got to take care of mine.

We do these things for Your delight. Our footprint requires a touch so light.

I am hurt and wounded

Ouch and bleeding I know now what I am needing.

But tomorrow I go to work. Because that is what has made me. I work, I do not get payed. I work and my love is displayed. I am not even, worth grieving.

I simply must work.

I really do not need this stuff, but it seems like a calm and good place to raise my boy and love my wife. But some days I do think they might do better off the

I used to do anger.

Now I do mellow and contemplation. I used to drink whiskey now I drink some strong herbal teas.

A man asked me once, "how much?" I asked him "for what?" He responded "for you to fight for me". I told him that no amount would do. He asked why?

The answer was simple. The man had asked me to fight for him and not an idea, love or principle. You must stand for something or fall for any thing.

Can you imagine negotiating with a man that just looks at you, and you know he does not think you are anything to worry about.

There is a point and a place that you will reach in life when what seems so important is simply a walk-a-way for you. God Bless.


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    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I am tickled with my little guy Hi Fives! I must admit a bit of deviousness on my behalf. I read and follow your writing in part to see the cool comments and then snoop down those folks. You have the finest readership around.

      I think this hub goes to the heart of why you and I are not rich in monies. But so blessed rich in love.

      Out here in the Southwest we have sunny skies around 75 degrees. I am about to check out of work, grab my 3 year old go to the zoo (really a pet store) then get chased around the yard with a water hose. Then probably a trike ride to visit all our old folk neighbors. Life is good.

    • epigramman profile image


      5 years ago

      Well Sir Eric I truly have to say I have seen/read a lot of writers/thinkers/poets during my now 3 years at the Hub and I must say quite sincerely you stand out at the top with the 'minority' who have greatly inspired and motivated the epi-man aka Colin with their very own unique language and their ability to walk the walk and talk the talk.

      Thank you for coming into my life as well and 'making me a better man and a better writer.

      No doubt you have reached out to many others as well with your inspirational words and no BS attitude.

      Sending you a high five from 3 Canadians: with two raised hands and four raised paws at lake erie time 3:37pm while drinking Morrocan mint green tea.

      and I think this is the first time I've ever seen 'a good guy' wear a black hat - and you certainly wear it well, Sheriff Dierker.


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