I saw a documentary about Joseph Merrick (The Elephant Man) several years ago, and recently remembered a poem he used at the end of his letters.  The poem was actually written by Isaac Watts.  I think I wrote it down in my personal journal, but decided it would be worth sharing on this public one.  I apologize, in advance; I can’t figure out how to post poems, single-spaced, without them coming out split.  But here’s the poem, you may be as moved by it as I was (and am):

Tis true my form is something odd,

But blaming me is blaming God.

Could I create myself anew,

I would not fail in pleasing you.

If I could reach from pole to pole,

Or grasp the ocean with a span,

I would be measured by the soul,

The mind’s the standard of the man. 

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