Poem
 
 
By
Patience Strong
It's not
what
you
gather,
but
what
you
sow
That
gives
 
the
heart
 
a
warming
glow
It's not
what
you
get,
but
what
you
give
Decides
 
the
kind
 
of
life
you
live.
It's not
what
you
have,
but
what
you
spare
It's not
what
you
take,
but
what
you
share
That
pays
 
the
greater
dividend
 
And
makes
you
richer
in
the end.
It's not
what
you
spend
upon
yourself
Or
hide
away
upon
 
a
shelf,
 
That
brings
 
a
blessing
for
 
the
day.
It's
what
you
scatter
 
by
 
the
way.
 
A
wasted
effort
 
it
may
seem.
But
what
you
cast
upon
 
the
stream
Comes back
to
you
recompense
Upon
 
the
tides
 
of
providence.