(I wrote the following poem for an acquaintance of mine who was bravely working her way through some difficult psychological problems.)
I am resigned, resolved, I say,
To lead my mind and never stray;
To think more clear, unswerving steer,
And make my dreams less far away.
I’ll reason straight and ope the gate
That shows a road unbent by fate.
Integrity in me will bind
The mountain view I’m set to find.
It may be hard, it may be long,
But I choose life and I am strong.
To lead my mind and never stray,
I am resigned, resolved, I say.