Just some thoughts...

Every day, as I write Poetiquejustis, I pray it will be a blessing to someone.
Today, I hope it is you.

Monday, September 3, 2012

On This Labor Day

Labor gives birth to ideas.
Jim Rohn

I come from a heritage of Italian laborers
My great-grandparents and their parents before grew lemons on an Island in Italy

When my family came to this country

My grandfather worked in a toy factory in Brooklyn

My grandmother rolled cigars 

My aunts were seamstresses

Italians endured violence, discrimination, and stereotypes

But we stayed

And we worked

And here I am
and that's poetiquejustis 
Do you see a man skillful in his work?
He will stand before kings;
he will not stand before obscure men.
Proverbs 22:29