They Told Me

August 17, 2017
By sonia.c BRONZE, Syracuse, New York
sonia.c BRONZE, Syracuse, New York
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My mother told me to work hard

My father told me to be kind

My brother told me to be brave

My friends told me to be happy

My grandmother told me to be smart

My grandfather told me to be resourceful


Life taught me to work hard

Hate taught me to be kind

Fear taught me to be brave

Challenge taught me to be smart

Danger taught me to be resourceful


Now I tell you

Always forgive but never forget

Remember how to smile

Be the strongest when you feel the weakest

Ask for help when you need it

Listen to what they tell you

Learn what you are taught

Tell what you have learned


Tell your story loud and clear

And one day others will learn from it too

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