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Denise
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0 posted 01-14-2000 04:06 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Denise

The value of a life can never be
Determined by a title or degree
Those little scraps just clutter up the wall
They're really not worth very much at all
If a mind is blind and simply can not see
The surpassing value of humility
Yes, all your learning has truly been for naught
Just a waste of time if it has not taught
That worth is not defined at all you see
By what you've learned or by a school decree.

Be proud of what you've done; you have done well
-How far you'll go, well, who of us can tell?
You did your best; you gave it all you had
You should be thrilled; you should be very glad
But as you hang that frame upon your wall
Just ponder, please, these wisest words of all...
It's not worth a thing without integrity  
And worth still less without humility  
If you heed these words, yes, take them to your heart
You'll surely be a scholar who's truly smart!






 Denise

And slight is the sting of his trouble
Whose winnings are less than his worth;
For he who is honest is noble,
Whatever his fortunes or birth.~~~Alice Cary, ~Nobility~


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Echo Rhayne
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1 posted 01-14-2000 04:17 PM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

This is great Denise!

 ~*~ ^i^ ~*~ Love is such a lonely art, and death is but a taste. Minds are merely instruments that often go to waste! ~*~ ^i^ ~*~


spiked
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2 posted 01-14-2000 04:47 PM       View Profile for spiked   Email spiked   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for spiked

Seems to be a subject to know well "wisdom"
love the poem
Elizabeth Santos
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3 posted 01-14-2000 04:52 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Hey, Denise! You smart thing. You could be a professor in the class of life.
Loved this poem!
Liz
Denise
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4 posted 01-14-2000 06:04 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Thank you Echo, Spiked and Elizabeth for reading and commenting! Glad you liked it!

See you all tomorrow....I'm off to my daughter's house to babysit overnight!
I'll have to try to catch up on everything I miss tomorrow when I get back!!!!

Have fun!!!

 Denise

And slight is the sting of his trouble
Whose winnings are less than his worth;
For he who is honest is noble,
Whatever his fortunes or birth.~~~Alice Cary, ~Nobility~


Michael
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5 posted 01-14-2000 06:24 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Glad for the repost, Denise.  I probably wasn't around the first time this came through...Great poem.  Some serious food for thought we can all learn from.


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6 posted 01-14-2000 07:32 PM       View Profile for whiskey   Email whiskey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit whiskey's Home Page   View IP for whiskey

Denise this is wonderful your so wise , thanks for reposting this so we could all read it  
Martie
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7 posted 01-14-2000 08:42 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

True and wise words Denise.
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8 posted 01-14-2000 08:54 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Well, you certainly are a PhD...Perfectly Honed Denise!!
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9 posted 01-14-2000 09:16 PM       View Profile for Rus Bowden   Email Rus Bowden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Rus Bowden

Hi Denise,

Great read.  This is smart, degree or no.  

Rus
Denise
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10 posted 01-15-2000 04:58 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Thanks, Michael, Whiskey, Martie, Balladeer and Rus for reading and for your kind comments! It's not what's on your wall but what's in your heart that's important in this life! Thanks again!  

 Denise

And slight is the sting of his trouble
Whose winnings are less than his worth;
For he who is honest is noble,
Whatever his fortunes or birth.~~~Alice Cary, ~Nobility~


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11 posted 01-15-2000 10:04 PM       View Profile for Majestic   Email Majestic   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Majestic

,clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, for God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble.

excellent message ...wonderfully told..
Denise
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12 posted 01-15-2000 10:40 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Thank you, Keith! I'm glad it blessed you!  

 Denise

And slight is the sting of his trouble
Whose winnings are less than his worth;
For he who is honest is noble,
Whatever his fortunes or birth.~~~Alice Cary, ~Nobility~

 
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