I would be true, for there are those who trust me;
I would be pure, for there are those who care;
I would be strong, for there is much to suffer;
I would be brave, for there is much to dare.
I would be friend of all - the foe, the friendless;
I would be giving and forget the gift;
I would be humble, for I know my weakness;
I would look up - and laugh - and love - and lift.
HOWARD ARNOLD WALTER (1883 - 1918)