Not How Did He Die, But How Did He Live?

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A man (or woman) who lived a simple and honourable life

Not, how did he die, but how did he live?
Not, what did he gain, but what did he give?
These are the units to measure the worth
Of a man as a man, regardless of his birth.
Nor what was his church, nor what was his creed?
But had he befriended those really in need?
Was he ever ready, with words of good cheer,
To bring back a smile, to banish a tear?
Not what did the sketch in the newspaper say,
But how many were sorry when he passed away?

STEVE MUMMERY

MARRIAGE & FUNERAL CELEBRANT

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