Honesty

Cast a long shadow or everyone to see
Even your friends and loved ones
Who on your side will always be

Cast a long shadow at night when the sun don't shine
Make it filled with truth a honesty
And you will always have peace of mind

A man about 200 years ago cast his shadow across our land
He was called the father of our country
And truth and honesty was his stand

A man about 2000 years ago cast his shadow all around the world
Today his teachings have been heard
By almost every man, woman, boy, and girl

How long do you want your shadow to be
when your time grows near?
Do you want to take it with you
OR do you want to leave it here?

by Herbert H. Smith

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Comments (1)

I would better understand this poem if the first line is read as 'Cast a long shadow for everyone to see'; and the fifth line is read as 'Make it filled with truth and honesty'.