Sunday, December 22, 2013

Robert the Bruce wordle #140

There is a story,a Scottish story,
of a great warrior,a leader,
Robert the Bruce.
His army was being pulverized
and he had retreated to a damp, mossy, cave,
with barely a thought left intact.
In the silence with just the echo
of dripping water he sat,
listening and grieving
for his country and his men.
He noticed a spider
attending to it's broken web.
Broken but not beyond repair.
To and fro the spider shuttled,
following it's instinct to mend,
without despair.
In this dark,damp place,
the unfaltering work
of a small spider
cleared his head
and leveled his thoughts,
enough to listen to his heart.
His men would follow if he would lead.
He would try
and try,
and try again.
There would be no defeat.

(Spider, echo, clear, attend, pulverize, intact, fly, shuttle, means, follow, listen, split.)