Poetry is to the objective world as the morning’s dawn allows for clarity of thought. The scent of a rose; the first snowflake; a rainbow after a thunderstorm — these and more represent the poetry of the objective world.
Prose is the rest of life — of the long and sluggish days in work and solving problems; of slogging through an especially difficult time; of marriage, family, and merely living life, for endurance and making it through the day represents the lengthy prose of paragraph after paragraph, page after page.
Then, there may be a short interlude — a line of poetry, a happy smile, a child being born, a light-hearted moment. But then the prose of life comes roaring back, as the daily struggles overwhelm us like the darkening clouds of summer rains.
For Federal employees and U.S. Postal workers who struggle with a medical condition such that the medical condition prevents the Federal or Postal worker from performing all of the essential elements of one’s Federal or Postal job — has the prose of life extinguished any poetry left?
Robert R. McGill,
Lawyer exclusively representing Federal and Postal employees to secure their Federal Disability Retirement benefits under FERS from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.