A Fine Southern Gentleman
What would a fine southern gentleman say
if a stranger passed his way? --
Nod, smile, and “have a nice day.”
A gentlemen would always the
He would never turn his head
as though he had a cold heart.
This legendary man presumed no
ill intent by those he never knew
since his own errors were many not few.
Although the world has changed,
and sometimes filled with fright,
Let us too remember to smile
and greet each passerby
since the ability to do
what is right should always
remain clearly in sight.
For good manners and kind ways
should always be our aim,
especially to the stranger we pass
although we may never know