“They are watching you,” my teacher said.
Red rose in my face to think it true.
“You had best be careful in your walk.
Talk is good, but not as good as deeds.
Weeds are quickly pulled when they are small;
tall, the ones we coddle or ignore,
nor will they be easy to remove.
You’ve been warned—don’t let the others down.
Crown your life with glory and with grace;
face the day in humbleness; don’t strive.
I’ve heard some say: ‘I want to be like her someday.’”
Written for Five-Minute Friday: INFLUENCE
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