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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Lessons from the Folks

She is always modest
She hardly wears any makeup
Let alone fancy outfits
She had a fro at some point
And she always said "look your best and wear a smile"
"Even if you're wearing rugs, wear it with dignity"

He has never made much money
He chose to serve for a crown unseen
Yet His faith keeps him going
No stress lines 'cos he's blessed
Never disappointed 'cos he's anointed
He always said "Live, love, leave a legacy"

Got that spring in my step from Mama
That caring spirit from my Daddy
Your words may be intended to cut me down
But theirs was intended to lift me up
They labored for me sake,
So your opinions could take second place

For My folks!


Juanita said...

Aww this is quite warming. Parents, can't do with them and can't live without them. :)

simplychic said...

lovely and so true :)

Myne Whitman said...

Our parents, we can't do but love them. Lovely poem.

yankeenaijababe said...

Aww such a cute short post, I like. How are you girl!

Maxine said...

@ Juanita- The 'Rents sure are the best!
@ Simply chic- Ditto!
@ Myne- Thanks!
@ YNC- Thanks. Can't sleep though... grr...hehe

blogoratti said...

Very nice piece.

Bomi Jolly - said...

Love it Maxine! I miss my parents!!

Maxine said...

@Blogoratti- Thanks!
@Bomi Jolly- Thanks my love! I miss mine too. My dad is coming to visit next week! I am over the moon with excitement! hehe