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Monday, November 12, 2012

Show Me! by Edgar Albert Guest (Great Homeschool Poem)

Ha! When  I read this poem the first time it just made me think so much about homeschooling, especially unschooling. Then I was rereading it and I thought it also makes me think of  teaching kids morals and values by how I live. I pray the lessons they are learning from me is what my Heavenly Father would have me teach.
I love it and had to post it. By the way can you tell that I really like Edgar Albert Guests' poetry?

Show Me!

I would rather see a Mason, than hear one any day,
I would rather one would walk with me than merely show the way.
The eye's a better pupil and more willing than the ear,
Fine counsel is confusing, but example's always clear.
And the best of all the Masons are the men who live their creeds,
For to see the good in action is what everybody needs.

I can soon learn how to do it if you'll let me see it done,
I can watch your hands in action, but your tongue too fast may run.
And the lectures you deliver may be wise and true,
But I'd rather get my lesson by observing what you do.
For I may misunderstand you and the high advice you give,
But there's no misunderstanding how you act and how you live.

Edgar Albert Guest

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