We can do nothing
Without courage and perseverance.
Speak words of hope and courage
To the poor and the dishearted.
If need be, give tangible proof
Of your interest by helping them
When they come into strait places.
Those who have had many advantages
Should remember that they themselves
Still err in many things,
And that it is painful to them
When their errors are pointed out,
And there is held up before them.
A comely pattern of what they should be.
Remember that kindness will
Accomplish more than censure
As you try to teach others,
Let them see that you wish
Them to reach highest standard,
And that you are ready to give them help.
If in some things they fail,
be not quick to condemn them.
Topic(s) of this poem: inspirational