"There Is No Indispensable Man"
Saxon N. White Kessinger   1959

Sometime when you're feeling important;

Sometime when your ego's in bloom

Sometime when you take it for granted

You're the best qualified in the room,

Sometime 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 the wrist,

Pull it out and the hole that's remaining

Is a measure of how you will 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 quite the same as before.

The moral of this quaint example

Is do just the best that you can,

Be proud of yourself but remember,

There's no indispensable man.

No Indispensible Man" was originally published in "The Nutmegger Poetry Club under the name Saxon Uberuaga.  It has also been published in "Boots" in Spring 1993, in "The Country Courier" 1996, "Rhyme Time" in Winter 2000, and in "Golden Times" in August 2003.
Saxon N. White Kessinger is a member (and past president) of Gem State Writers' League and a member of Idaho Writers' League. She is an award winning writer, receiving "Writer of the Year" in 1992,1995, and 2002 and "Poet of the Year" in 1999 and 2000 from her Idaho State Leagues.  She has published various poetry offerings and many articles in various newspapers and magazines.  You can reach the author by email at poetsaxon@juno.com