To Receive Love
You Have To Give Love

A home is not a home unless it is filled with love
Even on warm nights the house would be lonely and cold
Loving and being loved are more precious than gold
If you are loved you won't be lonely when you grow old.

Take time to answer questions your children will ask
You will gain their love and respect the rest of your days
In time children's strength ascends and yours descends
Love you gave them will reward you in countless ways.

A simple home filled with love is richer than a mansion
On a high hill, if the mansion owner's only love is gold
Too late he will realize he is alone with his treasures
And know a home absent of love is lonely and cold.

To receive love, you have to give love....

Ralph L. Clark © 2001

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