Monday, 10 April 2017

THE A TO Z CHALLENGE 2017: H IS FOR..........

 A TO Z CHALLENGE 2017:
My theme this year is RYHTHM and RHYME:
Which consists of a song and poem:
Hope you enjoy:
Is for HONESTY:
by
BILLY JOEL:
My mother always instilled in me.
That honesty was the best policy.
Which I've always tried to do.
Whatever problems I've been through.

If you can't be true to yourself,
How can you be true to others.
This I've figured out,
Remembering the words of my dear mother.

I taught this to my three offsprings.
Very early in their life.
I like to think they still remember this,
Albeit all the tears and strife.



28 comments:

  1. As Shakespeare reminded us, the truth will out! Best be honest.

    Amble Bay's Village Hall!

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    1. Thanks Keith for your most welcomed comment.

      Yvonne.

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  2. Honesty hardly ever heard - Billy Joel

    Yes, but instead one hears more of what constitute dishonesty.That's the way of the worldly matters

    Hank

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    1. Very true Hank. Thanks for the visit.
      Enjoy your week.

      Yvonne.

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  3. Sure is the way each and every day

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    1. It sure is Pat. Thanks for the visit.

      Yvonne.

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  4. Your mother was a wise woman, and your children will remember you as the same. Lovely post.

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    1. What a lovely thing to say Beverly, thank you.

      Enjoy the coming week.

      Yvonne.

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  5. Honesty means you don't have to keep track of lies.

    I love Billy Joel's older stuff.

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    1. Quite right Diane. Thanks for the visit.

      Yvonne.

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  6. Beautiful poem! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Hello Tyrean, amny thanks for your comment, so much appreciated.

      Yvonne.

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  7. My mom liked Billy Joel and this song. He sums it up as does your poem
    Happy Monday

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    1. Thanks Joanne for your lovely informative comment.
      You too have a good Monday.

      Yvonne.

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  8. Good choice for the H word, Yvonne. And good song:)

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    1. Thank you Sandra, much appreciated.

      Yvonne.

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  9. I grew up loving Billy Joel. I tried to teach my kids honesty too, mostly by living it everyday.

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    1. Billy Joel had some excellent songs I agree.
      Living your values in life is a sure way they are passed on.
      Thanks for your lovely comment Susan.

      Yvonne.

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  10. Thumbs up for honesty. I does pay.

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    1. I agree Lee wholeheartedly. Thanks for the visit.

      Yvonne.

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  11. LOVE that song! Along with "just the way you are"!

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    1. Two great songs I also love "She's Always A Woman" and Mr. Piano Man.
      Thanks for your visit, much appreciated.

      Yvonne.

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    1. Thanks for the visit and kind comment.

      Yvonne.

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  13. Just visiting from A to Z. Honesty and Integrity are important :)

    There is a link to a tutorial on how to make clickable links each day on the A to Z posts just above the letter for the day see http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/2017/02/tutorial-creating-clickable-links-in.html


    H is for the Cudmore family arrival in Hobart in 1835
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    Anne Young

    Anne's family history

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    1. Thanks for the comment and info, much appreciated.

      Yvonne.

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  14. H is for heavenly - which is what this poem {and its message) is with Billy's song in the background.

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    1. Many thanks Martin it was lovely to read your comment.

      Yvonne.

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