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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 was his church 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 true measure of a man: What he is, Not what he has, Nor what did his eulogy say, But how many felt sad when he passed away? ~Didactic poem contest by Regina Riddle ~11/28/2014

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Date: 2/20/2018 6:05:00 PM
wow, i love this one Abdul, straight to my fav list, this is exactly what life is about.
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Abdul Malik
Date: 2/21/2018 2:37:00 PM
It's been over 3 years since I posted this poem. How did you get to read this poem? Glad you liked it. Appreciate your comment. Thanks.
Date: 12/8/2014 9:38:00 PM
Congrats, Abdul, on a wonderful win with this inspiring poem! I love the message...hugs, Rhonda
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Date: 12/8/2014 8:23:00 PM
Wonderful message, congrats on the win
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Date: 12/8/2014 11:52:00 AM
So true every word, Congratulations on your win!
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Date: 12/8/2014 10:15:00 AM
Such a beautiful message in your wonderful poem !! Congratulations to you !
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Date: 12/8/2014 9:44:00 AM
Thank you for entering. I enjoyed reading this. God bless you with love and prayers, Gina
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Date: 12/8/2014 9:38:00 AM
I love this Abdul. If everyone would live by these rules, what a wonderful world this would be. Congratulations on your win.
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Date: 12/8/2014 7:54:00 AM
many congrats Abdul:-) hugs jan xxx
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Date: 11/29/2014 10:05:00 AM
Awesome work with great meaning..Reads like a winner to me..Way to go for the contest..Thanks for the visit with congrats..Sara
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Abdul Malik
Date: 12/2/2014 1:56:00 PM
Glad you liked it. Thanks for your confidence.
Date: 11/28/2014 12:44:00 PM
This poem fits my present. A dear professor died and answers well your poem's questions.
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Abdul Malik
Date: 12/2/2014 1:55:00 PM
Thanks Dan, appreciate your comments.