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A sound person's heart is not shut within itself
But is open to other people's hearts.

I am good to people who are good,
And I am good to bad people,
If I am good enough.

I trust people who are true to their word,
And I trust liars,
If I am true enough.

I feel the heartbeats of others
Above my own
If I am enough of a mother
And enough of a child.

Henry Meyerding 2007-01-27