Elma Clark Norwood

(Ardmore, Oklahoma, USA)

The Motto

It hung upon the schoolhouse wall,
was framed, it's letters fading,
a motto for each one to see,
which didn't need updating. Its message timely e'en today,
not ever out of sync',
as true for present as the past,
would cause the child to think. Each day for years I read its lines
fixed deeply in my mind,
becoming such a part of me—

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