“One” Limerick by OneUnited Bank

Woman with laptop

 

There once was a village of creatures

Known by their distinguishing features,

And within their crowd,

A creature so loud,

He swayed public opinion with speeches

 

His effect became elevated

By laws to remain understated,

He yelled from his lungs,

The creatures were done

‘Til they banished the “one” they created

 

Through years of creatures he outed,

For many things trumped up and flouted,

Word started to spread

That his yells instead

Were the part of the story they doubted

 

“One’s” family saw a divider,

‘Tween yells and their life as insider,

They quietly spoke,

The trust they invoked

From their life over yells from one sider

 

He seeded to make his yells flower,

While he pressed to make creatures cower,

Yet lightness from “one”,

His words can’t undone

The commitment of “ones” to empower

 

The creatures in this simple foray

Saw yells become an age old story

So they kept their mind

Not to yell in kind

While they worked overtime for all glory

 

And the lessons the village decreed

In hard times when all yells can mislead

No need to inflame,

Yells cannot sustain,

Every “one’s” work must justly succeed

Teri Williams

Teri Williams is President and serves on the Board of Directors of OneUnited Bank. She is responsible for implementation of the Bank’s strategic initiatives, as well as the day to day operations of the bank. These operational areas include all retail branches, marketing, compliance, lending, information technology, customer support, legal, and human resources.

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