Friday, August 26, 2011

On Steve Jobs leaving Apple

The world gasps in collective horror,
When one man rides into the sunset.
Why should one man make such a difference,
or his leaving generate such interest?

Some men come to define an age,
embodying all that it stands for.
Some men create and rule the stage,
Where only they play the leading part.

Some men create things that are new,
Changing the way that people live,
And some, they build institutions,
Monuments, conjured from the air.

A few there are who make it rich,
Starting from a place of nothing.
Enriching others are fewer still,
Creating gold by their passing.

Very very few, do it all,
Magicians passing through face of earth.
We wonder at such miracle men,
Who, through their lives, defy even death.

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