That Man is a Success

That Man is a Success

Who has lived well,

laughed often and loved much;

who has gained the respect

of intelligent men

and the love of children;

who has filled his niche

and accomplished his task;

who leaves the world better

than he found it

whether by an improved poppy

a perfect poem

or a rescued soul;

who never lacked appreciation

of earth’s beauty

or failed to express it;

who looked for the best in others

and gave the best he had.

(in my friend’s home in Honolulu; author unknown)


One Response to “That Man is a Success”

  1. JOi Says:

    This is beautiful.
    What is this meaning to read? “whether by an improved poppy”

    Calling Mavis Beacon 🙂

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