THUS SPOKE FRED: Reversal of Tides (Chapter 12)

A young man appeared, his wit was want,

His height was tall, his framework gaunt,

Potential ability he could not flaunt.

A young man appeared, his wit was quick,

Previous education obvious, brainy not thick,

In tests and competition he was hard to lick.

Time has a way of leveling the field,

Sitting on laurels will tend to yield,

A reversal of roles, and fates are sealed.


The want of wit, where willingness reigned,

Overtook the quick whose desire was feigned,

Month by month the underdog gained.


The true roll of student, learning by leaps,

Accolades and awards we bestow in heaps,

While the educated, at times, sits back and weeps.





About Waldo "Wally" Tomosky

I am proud of my work life (not the jobs, just the work).  Bait monger  Lawn mower  Paper boy  Windshield cleaner in a drive-in theater (if you don't know what a drive-in theater is there is no sense in you reading any farther)  Snack shack janitor in a drive in theater (ditto for drive-in theater)  Milling machine clean-up boy in a tool and die shop  Plastic injection press operator  Centurion in the US Army  Factory hand  Apprentice boy  Tool and die maker  Software user manual writer  Computer programmer  Ex-patriate par excellence  Engineering manager  Software test manager  Retiree  University administrator  System analyst  Retiree (2nd try)  Licensed amateur paleontologist  Retiree (3rd try)  Shovel bum (archaeology)  Retiree (4th try)  Delivery driver  Retiree (5th try)  Graduate student (skipped AA and BA due to the level of difficulty)  Retiree (finally got the drift of it) I have been writing for fourteen years and have fifteen books on Amazon/Kindle. Some horror, some twisted, some experimental, some essay and a few historical. I think that now I will really, really, really retire and just write. Lets see if I can do retirement correctly this time!
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