I watched in dismay, shock, and fear a television news report
. . . school children with heavy knapsacks,
. . . farmers with donkey loaded produce,
. . . teachers, dressed in professional attire, exchanging high heel shoes for sneakers,
. . . the elderly crawling on all fours,
. . . carefully descending a muddy, stony, and precarious ravine,
dancing like ballerinas on slippery rocks caressed by the roaring river,
and . . . chiseled sculptured young men providing helping hands and saving many from drowning, broken bones, and bruised skin, helping each to ascend the other side of the valley.
Crossing a major river,
Connecting villages to schools, police station, farms, and shops.
Anaemic leadership is like a collapsed bridge.
There’s chaos, disorder, anarchy, confusion, unbearable hardships, unresolved conflicts, and
Like a unnurtured tree, bears poor fruits.
Healthy leadership connects, not to create uniformity, but to hold healthy tensions,
Connects, connects, connects.
If bridges collapse
Replacement is the answer, even a Bailey Bridge leader.
Sadly, replacements in many instances are slow in arriving.