Wisdom’s Guardrails

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Life’s journey fills with mistakes

Wisdom’s guardrails prevent headaches

 

Working together as a team

Life’s active, productive sunbeam

 

Be available to others

Treat everyone as brothers

 

Come prepared for each assignment

Results in flawless alignment

 

Apologize for day’s misdeeds

Forgiveness sowing fertile seeds

 

Keep secrets to self, follow scripts

Remember now, loose lips sink ships

 

Checking answers, rechecking twice

Turn over each stone, good advice

 

Patiently molding shapeless clay

Details finished, now walk away

 

Stay together, through thick ‘n thin

Tight as a fist, faithful linchpin

 

Taking charge, bold skipper steering

Encouraging words now cheering

 

Sometimes, life’s outcomes say we’re wrong

Solving mistakes, newest hit song

 

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This poem’s wisdom was gleamed from Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs on the American television drama, “NCIS.”  Throughout the nearly endless episodes, Mark Harmon’s character shares his timely wisdom from “Gibbs’ Rules.”

19 thoughts on “Wisdom’s Guardrails

  1. aha Richard … I finally have a name 🙂

    This would have to be my most favourite of all your posts so far … it digs deeps, oozes wisdom and resonates profoundly! I am also a fan of Leroys 🙂

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