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A Beautiful Place to Be


It matters if your heart feels good.
To say hello.
Tell people that in the end good breeding
is what you do yourself.
Not how you were born
but how you do business.
Treat children.
The courtesy you extend to others.
To be yourself in the fashion
of a lady or gentleman.
Savannah lets you do that.
It breeds politeness.
Harbors gentility.
So I toast my beautiful city.
For letting me be part of its community.
Letting me in the garden of its goodness,
and making me a Southerner
in the best tradition of the word

Published inIndex of all Poems