The Great Commonwealth, Long ago 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!Poem written by Joe Steier and read at his induction into the Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame
Thanks to everyone for the amazing award, and God Bless to all of you and the Commonwealth!