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The Busy Man


This is one of my all-time favorite poems and I love it because it sums up my life.  I have always been a busy person and I don’t like to sit idle.  When you sit idle you can’t move onward for your dreams and aspirations.  The busy man will always find time to help you with whatever is needed.   He’ll find a moment somewhere that has no other use.

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,
Got 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

I'll find time for YOU!