Do the Right Thing

by Bill Turner

What say you?
I ask...not knowing why...
Is this the day I live or the day I die?
For in death, there can be dignity too...
Live each day with honor
When it is time you will have no shame...
Make a difference in the world, always...
That is all anyone can do...
Make the world a better place
Your actions are your dignity...
Tell the truth, even if it means your life
Serve your family, always
Help those that cannot help themselves...
Never turn your back on a friend...
Defend honor and dignity at all costs...
Even the honor and dignity of others...
Should they not be able to defend themselves...
Live like this always...
Your enemies will remember you
Respecting your stand...
Do the right thing...as it is the right thing to do

 

Submission date : 2006-01-18

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Ann *Stareyes* ( F P C D ) at 2006-01-19

So true, my friend.....wonderful message.

love ya, Ann

Simon Hayes ( F C D ) at 2006-01-20

Powerful and deep with a strong message. Superb writing as always!

JJ ( F C D ) at 2006-01-20

"Never turn your back on a friend...
Defend honor and dignity at all costs...
Even the honor and dignity of others"

I love this part and the ending is superb. great message! continue preaching, keep up the good work :)

Fay ( F C ) at 2006-01-24

Never turn your back on a friend...... this is a great line but its rare to find a friend that doesnt turn their back on their friend ;) anyways kool poem ;)

Amanda Bee ( F P C D ) at 2006-01-26

I love your message Bill. Just be a good person and do the right thing. It's as easy as that. Leave your imprint in society. Very nice poem:)



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