Finished Work

May 23, 2008
By Adam Yala, South Barrington, IL

Once an old friend asked me a great request,

Make something out of nothing was my task.

“Check my research and science”, he did ask.

All math, logic, and numbers were his test.
Nothing overlooked, no stone unturned lest
The nothing missed had no measure. No mask
Nor veil was more disguised. He didn’t bask
In good company. With friends he did not rest.

To my dear friend, soft eyes and plain smile,
Were as worthless as an unknown man.
Eloquent gestures, an extra mile,
Though minute in effort, its meaning grand.
The time we spend will be worth the while,
Measure nothing in love is all we can.


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