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  • We are the Metal Lathe

    Sometimes you have to Keep It Simple so here is my peck on the cheek enjoy !

    We are the Metal Lathe ( c ) Glen Mitton 2018

    It is argued the only machine that can fix itself Is the metal lathe
    That's how this machine behaves
    Self reliance by design
    A correlation we should align

    Self reliance is defined : reliance on one's own efforts and abilities
    Nothing less is a disability
    Depend on the others mercy
    You can figure your future is murky

    Our mind set should be like that of the skilled machinist
    Knowing the characteristics and the weakness
    Figuring the variables of approach
    Be careful not to encroach

    They're are those who want to take away our independence
    Give us a limited existence
    You have to work with what you have
    Otherwise you take a bath

    Self Reliance , Maintain , Uphold
    Words Not ambiguous but are solid and bold
    The ability to work both the lateral and linear axis in unison
    Any problem can be overcome

  • #2
    I enjoyed the analogy and the wisdom!


    • #3
      Can I knock a hole in this,
      the lathe, as something kissed
      by eternity when
      3D printing gains
      more and more ubiquity
      with each succeeding day?


      • #4
        It needn't be an either/or -
        what's brewing now or came before.

        Glen MItton
        Your message in this is well taken. I like the 'every man' feel of it and the implication to keep oneself sharp and focussed.
        Just a minor FYI S4 should be 'there', not 'they're'


        • #5
          Thank you all for the comments. I apologize for my 5th grade spelling mistake . The short distant from my brain to my fingers is long enough to detour me from basic spelling skill I am embarrassed


          • RhymeLovingWriter
            RhymeLovingWriter commented
            Editing a comment
            Don't be. It happens to most all of us one time or another. Yesterday I texted my husband, intending you're, and the text came out 'your". He teasingly let me know I'd missed that obvious blip. You can go back and edit it you'd like, just use the buttons along the bottom of the post. Cheers!