Story of the Five Fingers

Story of the Five Fingers


Let me tell you a moral story

Of the Five Fingers seeking glory

The Thumb was strong, stout & proud

Ruling leadership contest out

Whereupon the Index Finger pointed out

That challenge was there and about

The Third Finger stood tall and said

You’re all short & below me you’ll stay.”

Then the Fourth Finger countered

Urging them to recall their day’s of great encounter

Everyone agreed that it was their wedding day

When they had the ring with the Fourth Finger there to stay

Being so important, he claimed the day

Finally & amusingly, the Last Finger took hold of the ship

Reminding them all of the Holy Bible

The first shall be the last & the last shall be the first principle.”

When the argument seemed futile

The Guardian Angel from above put them to the trial

She dropped a piece of paper for each one to pick

Seemingly ridiculous, the Thumb tried to stick

But alas he could not lift

Likewise with each & everyone in turn

The paper appeared to be such a burden

When everyone was satisfied with their own vain attempts

The Guardian Angel urged them to combine to save their energy then

Together they picked up the paper

Then they realised what they could master.

Paul Chong

A Chinese by Descent

An Australian by Consent