The rest is merely decorative

If  I strip away

All of the badges, the titles, the sashes and stripes

If  I wash clean

The flotsam and jetsam of my days, the duties and the doings

If I take back

All that I have done,  the laurels and the lapses

All I have left

Is me

And that is enough

Words by J. B. Everett

Photograph by Chris Pearson © 2007 Creative Commons



One comment on “The rest is merely decorative

  1. YES! Jeannine – yes, yes, YES!!!! “AND THAT IS ENOUGH.” Yes!

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