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Let it Be Said

Let it be said….
That you are you and only you; 
That you believe in yourself when others doubt you; 
That you waste not your time on the mingling of others’ affairs but on improving your own; 
That you speak your truth, and it’s clearly spoken; 
That you choose your friends wisely yet are congenial to all; 
That you’ll not pass judgment on others for we all have a story; 
That no matter how small the task, you will do it your best and no matter how great the results, you remain forever humble; 
That you’re not selfish with your knowledge because then it’s worth nothing; 
That you are proud but not too proud to admit when you’ve mistaken; 
That you don’t have all the answers but are always willing to learn; 
That you don’t act self-righteous but treat everyone equal; 
That you assist others in need and expect no compensation; 
That you respect yourself and therefore are respected in return. 
Let it be said about you, and may you say it about yourself.

Copyright © Kim Hilliker

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  1. Date: 1/14/2010 8:44:00 AM
    Hey Kimberly, congratulations on your win in Constance's "Anything Goes" Contest! Great job! Peace, Audrey P.S. Thank you for your kind comments on my poem.

  1. Date: 1/10/2010 11:20:00 PM
    Very wise words in this fine poetic message!! Congrats on being in the top ten. Luv, andrea

  1. Date: 1/10/2010 4:41:00 AM
    Dear Kimberly, with your permission I would like to print this and hang it on the door in the amour were I spend most of my days writing. SUCH AN INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE - A CODE OF LIVE LIFE BY. ONGRATULATIONS!! on your win in Constance's conest and thank you for sharing this beautiful gem! Love, Lainie

  1. Date: 1/2/2010 12:27:00 PM
    prose poetry is right. john

  1. Date: 10/17/2009 4:55:00 PM
    Perfect prose Kimberly, and she has said " Let It be Said " >> James

  1. Date: 10/11/2009 9:13:00 AM
    I have read your amazing poetry today and enjoyed it. Thank you for sharing with us Kimberly. I hope you are enjoying your weekend. Love, Carol