Like A Rock

By: Lewis E. Thomas


When I think I am right I always stand my ground!
I am not one to ever let other folks push me around!
I am never wrong so you had better stay out of my way!
I was born faultless without ever a need to pray!


Don’t ever tell me I am wrong or you will surely pay
As my barrage of profanity is quickly fired your way!
I never do anything to offend unlike the rest of my crowd
I am not one to apologize because I am just too proud.


I do not really care if my behavior makes someone sad
Why should I offer any apologies to my Mom and Dad?
I will never allow myself to be put out in any way
Just to ensure that another person has a happy day!


When I look into the mirror a blind man is looking back
I cannot see my own faults and that is a fact!
I stand firm like a Rock against the mighty winds!
Watching the storms I create blow away all my friends!



"Sometimes, we must close our mouths, swallow our pride, and accept that we are wrong. It's not giving up; it's growing up." ~ Unknown


"Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall." (Proverbs 16:18)


"The world is full of men who want to be right, when actually the secret of a man's strength and his pathway to true honor is his ability to admit fault when he has failed. God wants to fill the church with men who can say they are wrong when THEY ARE WRONG. A man who is willing to humble himself before God and his family and say: "I was wrong." will find that his family has all the confidence in the world in him and will much more readily follow him. If he stubbornly refuses to repent or admit he was wrong, their confidence in him and in his leadership erodes."  ~ Jim Anderson