Treasure your truly busy friends…

The Busy Man

From RoarLocal

If you want to get a favor done
by some obliging friend,
And want a promise, safe and sure,
on which you may depend,

Don’t go to him who always has
much leisure time to plan,
If you want your favor done,
just ask the busy man

The man with leisure never has
a moment he can spare,
He’s always “putting off” until
his friends are in despair

But he whose every waking hour
is crowded full of work
Forgets the art of wasting time,
he cannot stop to shirk

So when you want a favor done,
and want it right away,
Go to the man who constantly
works twenty hours a day

He’ll find a moment somewhere,
that has no other use
And help you, while the idle man
is framing an excuse.

(FromΒ Ellen Bailey Poems)


From Pinterest

With thanks to my special (and very busy!!!) friends.


17 thoughts on “Treasure your truly busy friends…

  1. I can appreciate this and as a non busy man now days I can also appreciate the non busy but active man. As we know an idle mind is the devil’s playground.
    Just a point, the second last stanza, third line should be ‘Go’ I think rather than ‘Got’. Just saying.

  2. Sandra says:

    I LOVE this! πŸ™‚

  3. Reblogged this on Teacher as Transformer and commented:
    This is a wonderful reminder that those closest to us have our best interests at heart. I am reading Wendell Berry right now and he tells me, when we take care of the local, we cannot help but love the world.

  4. zachary says:

    Great quotes! I have always liked the idea of – if you need something done, just ask the busiest person you know!! Take care!!

  5. sagarika says:

    I seriously agree with this Poem as I have seen in my life that true friendship never checks their ‘busy schedule’ only arrives ASAP when needed in real hour. πŸ˜€

  6. I find Wendell Berry to be an inspiration in many ways.
    “Hope then to belong to your place by your own knowledge of what it is that no other place is, and by caring for it, as you care for no other place..”

  7. dfolstad58 says:

    I enjoyed looking around your blog, very professional, with a mix of thoughtfulness, humor and more. I especially liked the poetry category. Very nice blog.

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