At Day’s End

At Days End

Is anybody happier because you passed his way?

The day is almost over and its toiling is through;

Is there anyone to utter now a kindly word to you?

Does anyone remember that you spoke to him today?

Can you say tonight, in parting with the day that’s slipping fast,

That you helped a single brother of the many that you passed?

Did you waste the day, or lose it?

Was it well or sorely spent?

Is a single heart rejoicing over what you did or said?

Does the man whose hopes were fading now with courage look ahead?

Did you leave a trail of kindness, or a scar of discontent?

As you close your eyes in slumber, do you think that God will say, “you have earned one more tomorrow by the work you did today?”

– written by John Hall

1 thought on “At Day’s End”

  1. Hello:
    I am the author of a medical textbook, Administrative Medical Assisting, 6th edition, Cengage Learning. The book is used by colleges across the United States to train medical assistants in physician offices. I would like to get permission from John Hall to use the poem, “At Day’s End” as the closing of the book. Please let me now where I can e-mail or write him to obtain permission.
    Thank you,
    Linda French, author

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