Funnel and Bottle
Life is a flowing brook
flowing through a funnel.
The funnel gathers all of
life’s waters in perspective.
It then pours its load
through time’s neck in lifetime’s bottle.
Experience is this funnel’s
wide and accommodating rim.
It gathers happiness, forgiveness,
kindness, solace, success, fulfillment,
purposefulness, balance, and completeness.
All these springs make up life’s
multiple sources of its water.
Everyone of us has at least one
of these springs bigger than the other.
But all are as important as the other.
Together experience’s rim,
time’s neck form content’s funnel.
Conscience is a steady hand
that keeps life’s waters from
spilling outside lifetime’s bottle.
Sadly, some have plenty of waters
but have misplaced their funnel.
So they spend their lives wasting
water and end up sliding on the water
and with a half full lifetime bottle.
Content is the reason many are
rich with life’s water beyond compare.
Content’s funnel is life’s endless
treasure and priceless tool.
Without content life is a waste.