The Great Commonwealth, Long ago
Poem written by Joe Steier and read at his induction into the Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame
Long ago, there was only one road to chose,
I looked for a very different path
But you had to be willing to lose,
Long ago, there was only one way
down the glimmering proverbial hall,
When you tried to walk away
Many hoped you would fall,
Long ago, My bricklayer father left me
with haunting words for sure
but I could just never find the exact cure!
Long ago, the starting point was
Your world would definitely be thinned
But at that time it was almost consider a cardinal sin.
Long ago, And there are no real books or formula to even follow,
And one you stepped out
you better figure out quickly or
you would sure be swallowed
Long ago, I searched high and low for the keys
to the secret spirited club and
then realized we were all being snubbed.
Long ago, there were pioneering owners
who Controlled the great big ball,
But how could you still respect them
and still answer your call,
Long ago, when lifetime jobs started to disappear
They came calling out for all of us
to all reappear
Today the world of re may look like
Atlas is really shrugging
like Ayn Ryand once predicted
but it will be all of us who make them stand corrected
Today we are all here to celebrate
the new options for everyone’s personal walk
But we know for sure it is no longer just talk.
Today because of many great pioneers have paved the way for “the all”
It is not nearly as hard to answer your call –
Today I can touch the special spirit almost everywhere I go
It gives my great joy to see all the new ways everyone can now grow
Today we see the changing commonwealth as the place to soar
And The great ones I study never keep score
Today, negative pulsating issues may carry the media’s day
But it is Our entrepreneur’s unbridled spirit that will pave the new way!
Thanks to everyone for the amazing award, and God Bless to all of you and the Commonwealth!