SAM BATTIG: WHAT WE NEED IS NOT TO KNOW

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by Sam Battig

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What we need is not to know;

having learned to read between the lines

has only stunted growth.

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It’s been all about the ladder;

Rung after rung, continue to climb;

It’s all that matters.

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Relearning things that cause you to think that all that matters;

is knowing nothing matters.

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From the creek to the puddle;

The war to the battle;

Keep in the saddle;

Just those eight eternal seconds;

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Par for the course.

It’s all you can expect.

The cause and effect.

Stand and reflect.

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WHO IS SAM BATTIG?

I met Sam at Bank of America, where he works as a teller.  I see him almost every day.  He is a hard worker, efficient and amicable.  He is well-liked and respected by his colleagues.

I recently learned that he is an aspiring poet.  He leaves his poems on the desks of his co-workers in an attempt to encourage them and brighten their day.  With Sam’s permission I am posting his work for the benefit of a wider audience.

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