The Mason


The Mason

He picked up a red brick

Brushed it off

and placed it on the wet cement.

He had sweat on his brow that

Drip dripped.

His overalls and long sleeve plaid shirt

Were a good choice that frigid morning

But mid-day it was 80 degrees under the sun.

He still stacked because if he didn’t nobody else would.

He spread the cement with a trowel

and placed another brushed brick.

With every stacked brick he gave it a tap.

That set it in place just right.

His back had an ache and his shin had a splint

but every brick tapped was one brick closer

To being complete.


-Saschia Johnson

4 thoughts on “The Mason

  1. Truly an amazing post that talks importance of responsibility. I really liked the way you emphasized about the pain & sacrifice that are often an integral part of completing a task with dedication. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful post! According to your convenience please do read some of my writings would love to know what you think about them 😊

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