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You might think that you’re nobody
Because nothing great you think you’ve done.
Being a famous personality
To some may be a lot of fun.
But if you only knew
The things that other people admire
Are the little things you do
Without fanning any fire.
It’s the smile to an older person
Who may be looking down,
Or a warm hello to those
You meet around the town.
It’s the door you may have held open,
Or the hand of the little child you took.
It’s through wisdom and knowledge
You’ve gathered wherever you look.
It’s the thank you, please, and I care
That makes a face really shine
Which makes you really somebody
Special to many of mankind.
© Copyright 8/1/1999 by Jean E. Gorney
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YOU ARE SOMEBODY (Poem #265), by Jean Gorney 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Travis Kelly More than 1 year ago
Amazing, so well written and gorgeous, 5 stars, keep up the good work:) Please check out my poem " Arabian Twilight" I would appreciate it:) http://www.poetry.com/poets/499416-Travis%20Kelly/1228039--Arabian-Twilight-?selected=scrollToReviews#scrollToReviews
Saraswathi Vicky 12 months ago
you are special
KISHOR KUMAR MISHRA More than 1 year ago
A very good poem.  I liked it.
ARUN MAZUMDER More than 1 year ago
Raghav R More than 1 year ago
Simple deeds conquer the hearts. One doesn't to have to climb mountains or dive deep down the oceans to impress. Small little things will be enough. Excellently explained.
Jawahar Gupta More than 1 year ago
Where have you Gone for such a long time?
Hope to read your more poems,
~~~~~~Jawahar Gupta ~~~
Jawahar Gupta More than 1 year ago
Dewi Meade 11 months ago
This piece could make anyone feel special. Thank you for making me smile!
Piper Paige More than 1 year ago
Everyone should be reminded of this sentiment.
Vanessa Siegell-Sotak 10 months ago
Really love the message beautifully put
Earth Lover 3 months ago
...but if you only knew the things that other people admire are the little things you do without fanning any fire....so wonderfully true! :)
SJ Norris 7 months ago

Made me tear up. Thank you, makes me feel appreciated.

Dominique P 6 months ago
I love this poem so much! It's something I and many others need to remember everyday! Thank you!
joulnar khaldi 4 months ago
thank you for sharing with us
Nikos Pit 7 months ago
I love it.
Cynthia Macy More than 1 year ago
Well written
Jean Gorney More than 1 year ago
Thank you.
bijim dominic More than 1 year ago
message filled verse, nice one
Ashley Freeman More than 1 year ago
It is the little things.
Jean Gorney More than 1 year ago
Thank you.
Latoya Brown 4 months ago
nicely job
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