A Man's Story

by Larry Chamberlin   Dec 27, 2015


Every man has his own song
his own book
his own story

All men's stories
are autobiographies;
they are each a record
Of how this one man
discovered his world.

Whether
it makes sense or not
to another
is what makes it popular;
but whether
it makes sense
to the man who wrote it
is what makes it
worthwhile.

Every man has his own song
few men learn the words;
every man has his own book,
if he can write it he's fortunate;
every man has his own story
but most stories get garbled.

LMC
circa 1983

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  • 1 year ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Larry,

    I see you've been cleaning out your closet as we head into the new year - and worthwhile indeed when there are gems like this hidden in there.
    I have read your latest few posted and they are all very good but this one struck me the most with its wisdom. I was two when you wrote this, and have in the time between been able to write a good deal of my own story, so I read this and nodded along all the way through.

    "....whether it makes sense to the man who wrote it is what makes it worthwhile."
    ^^^^^^^^

    How very true. An excellent piece which I took a lot from, so thanks for posting this.
    All the very best,
    Ben