Wednesday, August 8, 2007

You Tell On Yourself

You tell on yourself by the friends you seek,
By the very manner in which you speak,
By the way you employ your leisure time,
By the use you make of dollar and dime.

You tell what you are by the things you wear,
By the spirit in which you burdens bear,
By the kind of things at which you laugh,
By the records you play on the phonograph.

You tell what you are by the way you walk,
By the things of which you delight to talk,
By the manner in which you bear defeat,
By so simple a thing as how you eat.

By the books you choose from the well-filled shelf:
In these ways and more, you tell on yourself.



  1. Great post!! Much food for thought.
    Have a blessed day.

  2. Loved this a lot!! I copied it to my blog, giving you credit of course:)

  3. My momma used to always tell me that when I was growing up. She had it memorized :)

  4. I love this poem!
    I have been enjoying reading your blog.

  5. This is soo good...can I put it on my blog...I will give a link to yours.

  6. Anna, Betty-Jo, His Child, AmyG and Sunydazy,

    Thanks for visiting! Come back again soon!

    Lauren Christine,

    That is amazing to have this memorized. I never thought about that, what a great idea!


    You are more than welcome to. Thanks for visiting!

    Many blessings...


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