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True Measure of a Man
 


Ask not how did he die
But how did he live,
Not how did he fall
But how did he rise.

Ask not what did he gain
But what did he give,
Not how many records did he break,
But how many hearts did he mend.

Ask not what his church was
Nor what was his creed,
But did he help the one in need,
Did he care to wipe a tear
and offer a word of cheer,
Did he bring back the smile
and rekindle the spirit meanwhile.

Did he walk on the path of God
And did not falter
to call His name aloud.

The measure of a man:
What he is,
Not what he has,
Nor what did his eulogy say,
But how many felt sorry
when he passed away?





By Abdul_Malik

© 2019 Abdul_Malik (All rights reserved)

 

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