Welcome to the Indespensable Blog

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Hi All,

I’ve been around a long time and over that period I’ve observed much about the world, the people and our society society. Nothing stays constant, everything changes. I’ve learnt that we often get windows of opportunity to do something positive and useful that occur only for a short time in our brief lives. Now is one such time for me.

In this blog I hope to make some useful comments about our world that may give some of you a little insight that may help you understand it from a different viewpoint. If that happens I will have succeeded.

The Indispensable Man

Sometime when you’re feeling important,
Sometime when your ego’s in bloom,
Sometimes when you take it for granted
You’re the best qualified in the room.

Sometimes when you feel that your going
Would leave an unfillable hole,
Just follow these simple instructions
And see how they humble your soul.

Take a bucket and fill it with water,
Put your hand in it up to your wrist,
Pull it out and the hole that’s remaining
Is a measure of how you’ll be missed.

You can splash all you wish when you enter,
You may stir up the water galore,
But stop, and you’ll find that in no time
It looks quiet the same as before.

The moral in this quaint example
Is do just the best that you can,
Be proud of yourself, but remember—
There’s no indispensable man.

Des Pensable, April, 2015

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Des Pensable

Des is a native of Sydney where he currently lives with his partner Joanne. He has a PhD in neuroscience and worked as a biomedical scientist where he published widely in several areas of science. Since retiring, he’s been a keen writer of poetry, stories and philosophy which appear on his web, blog site and on line literary publications. He is also a performance poet that appears regularly in venues around Sydney.

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