don't throw a single thing away,
because if you do,
you'll be sure to need it some other day.
I have often thought,
time and time again,
what would happen if people
did the same with men.
Don't toss them aside,
as though they're not worth much.
I sure know now,
that men are worth more
than iron or wood.
They may be old and bent,
but still be good.
Their friendship he could use again,
even when he visited them
on their beds of death.
Despite all the vices men display,
don't ever just up and throw them away.
Treat them decent so they'll repay you again,
some other day.
All most of them need is just a chance,
so don't make a junk box
of skid row on this earth.
Even though some thoughtless oaf
has been tossed away,
treat them like friends,
and you can use them some other day.
Though old and bent and weak of will,
there's always some good
service they can render still.
We are all God's children, everyone.
There's not a man alive today,
who wouldn't give all he owns,
just to have a chance to live over again,
and do things this time as he should.
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