A lady is a gentle soul upon the earth,
One that can brighten up a dull day,
With such softness can dissipate the clouds of sadness,
A lady helps to light the way.
Her soothing steps that calm the souls,
Of those with troublesome minds,
As she leaves behind a scent of beauty,
And speaks with words so kind.
Her gentle hand upon our heart,
Gives hope when all looks bleak,
She offers her warm and comforting love,
And gives us the shelter we seek.
'Tis the duty of a man,
To give care and respect to a lady,
To show good manners to all,
And to be helpful and polite daily.
Lay not a single hand of violence,
On any lady of the earth,
For they do not deserve such evil,
And are enriched with such intrinsic worth.
Show your lady your love,
Show her how much she means,
Be a force united in care and respect,
Help when she is in need.
Do not subject a lady to rude behavior,
Or words that can hurt the soul,
Be kind and gentle in everything you do,
And show that you have self-control.
'Tis not fair to see a lady as an object,
One that satisfies an urge,
For a lady is a human being as well,
And so, such attitudes need to be purged.
And so I say to you,
Let us not treat ladies with neglect,
Instead let us show courtesy and kindness,
Let us show ladies respect.
-- James Edgar Cooper
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