Today’s Poem ~ A Good Man

A Good Man

James Whitcomb Riley


    A good man never dies –
     In worthy deed and prayer
    And helpful hands, and honest eyes,
     If smiles or tears be there:
    Who lives for you and me –
     Lives for the world he tries
    To help – he lives eternally.
     A good man never dies.


    Who lives to bravely take
     His share of toil and stress,
    And, for his weaker fellows’ sake,
     Makes every burden less, –
    He may, at last, seem worn –
     Lie fallen – hands and eyes
    Folded – yet, though we mourn and mourn,
     A good man never dies.

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