Life is still beautiful!

The measure of a man…

Not “How did he die?”
But “How did he live?”

Not “What did he gain?”
But “What did he give?”

Not “What was his station?”
But “Had he a heart?”
“How did he play his God-given part?”

Not “What was his shrine?
Nor “What was his Creed?”
“Had he befriended those really in need?”

Not “What did the piece in the newspaper say?”
But “How many were sorry when he passed away?”

Was he ever ready with a word or good cheer,
To bring back a smile, to banish a tear?

These are the units to Measure the Worth
Of a Man as a Man, regardless of birth.

Got this via mail from a friend!

3 responses

  1. n

    Just love this Ilse, its great and so accurate.  Have a great weekend, luvya dear friend,  Venus

    October 20, 2007 at 15:34

  2. Sweet

    I just Love, Love, Love your post Ilse. It’s really nice. What a great poem! 

    October 21, 2007 at 10:43

  3. Nozee

    Very good.
    -Le Snoop

    October 21, 2007 at 15:31

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