Pick out the people you like the least and watch them for a while
They’ll never waste a kind word or never waste a smile.
They criticize their brothers every chance they get
They’ve never found a human to suit their world yet.
From them, you’d learn some things if they were pointed out ~
Some things every one of us seems to know a lot about.
When someone knocks their brothers pass around some loving
Say something good about him if you have to make it up!
It’s safe to say that every man holds a trace of good
Though he would fain exhibit to his fellows if he could’
The kind deeds in many souls are hibernating there
Awaiting the encouragement of other souls that dare
To show the best that’s in them and a universal move
Would start the whole world running in a hopeful, helpful groove.
Say something nice and paralyze the “knocker” on the spot
Speak kindly of his victim whether you know him or not…
The eyes that peek and peer to find the worst a person holds
The tongue that speaks in bitter ways; that frets, fumes, and scolds
The hands that raise the fallen through their struggle was made to raise
The weaklings who have stumbled at the parting of the ways ~
All these should be forgiven, for they know not what they do
And their hindrance makes a greater work for wiser ones like YOU!