Bridging The Generations
At The Williams Group, we prepare heirs by building bridges . . . bridges of trust and communication within families. Bridges built upon family values and legacy that give guidance and purpose to future generations. What we strive to achieve with each and every family who entrusts its future to us is beautifully conveyed in this endearing poem.
The Bridge Builder By Will Allen Dromgoole
An old man going a lone highway,
Came at the evening, cold and gray,
To a chasm, vast, and deep and wide,
Through which was flowing a sullen tide.
The old man crossed in the twilight dim;
The sullen stream had no fear for him;
But he turned, when safe on the other side,
And built a bridge to span the tide.
"Old man," said a fellow pilgrim, near,
"You are wasting strength with building here;
Your journey will end with the ending day;
You never again will pass this way;
You've crossed the chasm, deep and wide-
Why build you this bridge at the evening tide?"
The builder lifted his old gray head:
"Good friend, in the path I have come," he said,
"There followeth after me today,
A youth, whose feet must pass this way.
This chasm, that has been naught to me,
To that fair-haired youth may a pitfall be.
He, too, must cross in the twilight dim;
Good friend, I am building this bridge for him."
Source: Father: An Anthology of Verse (EP Dutton & Company, 1931)