Upon life's loud and gaudy stage
Occasionally appears a sage.
Whose words are so profound and strong,
He goes unnoticed in the throng:
But if one ear should catch the theme
And mould it to a future dream,
The cast may be a golden key
To unlock doors eternally.
And when the doors are opened wide,
The cast will see and step inside,
And decorate stage
From which they may ignore the sage.
Ralph in the cockpit of his P-51 Mustang 'Debra Dell'--Duxford, England, 1944.
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