Image: © Jim Kable (Used with permission)
He didn’t find it hard to trample over anyone who stood in his way as he climbed the corporate ladder.
His success was strewn with the ‘bodies’ of those who dared to stop or slow him down.
I’d known him a lot of years. As kids we hung out together, he’d meet me as I walked to school; we discussed important issues that small boys discussed.
Later as we aged we went our own way, he was sent to work in a far away town, as was I.
Later he and I moved back to our hometown and renewed our friendship but only temporarily.
He’d married and adopted a beautiful child but all the while unbeknownst to his wife he carried on a relationship, which started when we were both kids.
One day he announced to his wife he was leaving and did so. We were all shocked and saddened that his wife and child were abandoned.
In later years he rose to the top of the pile, he was happy, he had a great salary and retired a wealthy man.
It had been a self-centred rise; he cared little for those left in his wake including his family who was left to wonder what sort of man had been their husband and father.