Poems that Inspire the Soul

Poems That Inspire

~Influence~ Joseph Norris

Drop a pebble in the water, And its ripples reach out far;

And the sunbeams dancing on them May reflect them to a star.

Give a smile to someone passing, Thereby making his morning glad; It may greet you in the evening When your own heart may be sad.

Do a deed of simple kindness; Though its end you may not see,

It may reach, like widening ripples, Down a long eternity.

~Before You~ William Arthur Ward

Before you speak, listen. Before you write, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you invest, investigate. Before you criticize, wait.

Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try.

Before you retire, save. Before you die, give.

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