Treasure Island

ifedayo oshin

(Ondo, Nigeria)

ALL THAT EVER COUNTS


1. It isn’t the pen, but the writer
Not the tracks, but the runner
It isn’t the tool, but the workman

2. It isn’t the action, but the attitude
Not the speech, but the thoughts
It isn’t money, but its uses

3. It isn’t the end, but the means
Not the conquests of yesterdays but the today’s challenges
It isn’t the sex, but the child

4. It isn’t the status, but the person
Not the messenger, but the message
It isn’t the law, but the user

5. It isn’t the song, but its rhythms
Not the policies, but the people
It isn’t time length, but its quality

6. It is not the smoke, but the cause
Not the person, but its principles
Not the looks, but values

7. Not the party, but the ideologies
It isn’t the theories, but the practices
Not the place, but the people

Submitted: Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Edited: Tuesday, April 05, 2011

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  • Li Away (9/18/2007 12:36:00 PM)

    'It isn’t the sex, but the child'

    how utterly sweet

    'It isn’t the action, but the attitude'

    how true

    it's been a while, that's where i'll stop counting?

    great heart (Report) Reply

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