Heart-to-Heart with Diane

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Lip Gloss, Vanity and What Really Matters


My mother says she doesn’t care
About the color of my hair
Or if my eyes are blue or brown
Or if my nose turns up or down.
She says she doesn’t care for things like that.
It really doesn’t matter.

My mother says she doesn’t care
If I’m dark or if I’m fair
Or if I’m thin or if I’m fat.
She says she doesn’t care for things like that.
It really doesn’t matter.

But if I cheat or tell a lie
Or do mean thing to make folks cry,
Or if I’m rude or impolite
And do not try to do what’s right,
Then that really does matter.

It isn’t looks that makes one great.
It’s character that seals your fate.
It’s what you are within your heart, you see,
That makes or mars your destiny.
And that really does matter.

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  • At January 28, 2009 at 5:05 AM , Blogger JOHN said...

    Hi Mrs. Diane,
    What a beautiful poem. If the world could realize the moral of this poem we would all be much better off. I certainly am going to be reading it to my children and maybe we'll memorize it, too. Thanks for sharing.

    p. s. I just received a copy of your Homeschooling Handbook in the mail yesterday. I love it already. It's full of the kind of information I've been searching for.

  • At March 3, 2009 at 12:57 PM , Blogger Toni said...

    I love this poem and how true it is, its the things we can;t see on the surface that matter the most. A beautiful person with an ugly heart is just that ugly.and someone with a kind and giving soul is the most beautiful of us all:-) thanks for htis. I always fee ispired when I read your blog.

    Blessings to you and your beautiful family- those grandbabies are so cute btw:-)


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