Sometimes, something we read just strikes us with a special chord. This poem is a great reminder of how we should each be living our lives. However, I don’t want to speak for everyone, so I’ll just say that I’m posting this as a reminder to myself to look in the mirror and ask these questions.
A HEROES CREED “DID I”
By Carl Morris
(editor’s note: title listed as author has it despite misspelling)
Did I help someone to realize a dream they thought they’d lost?
Did I listen when someone told me the reward is worth the cost?
Did I praise someone for their efforts and encourage someone toward their dreams?
Did I help someone to understand the end never justifies the means?
Did I make someone laugh and smile when they would much, rather frown?
Was I the one who picked them up when everyone put them down?
Am I, the one they confide in and know their conversations secure?
Did I provide them with someone to trust in knowing their friendship will always endure?
Am I humble and constantly striving to become more than I was yesterday?
Did I focus on the successes of others and follow through with all that I say?
If I constantly strive to become the one who can say I did to did I’s.
Then my life is fulfilled, knowing I have achieved life’s greatest prize.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Carl wrote this poem more that a decade ago but believes it is even more pertinent today. Each of us can be heroes to others through our actions and our words. He has observed the impact his wife has had in the lives of both children and elderly in her care for more that 30 years. Carl writes poems and messages about faith, families and freedom. To learn more you my contact Carl at firstname.lastname@example.org