My sole goal is to strive to excel
In all the things that teachers tell;
Choosing success over easy failure,
Having a heart that gets ever livelier;
Ever shunning the company of the lazy,
Learning to be chaste and gainfully busy.
Sensible people shall be my bosom friends,
Outrageous to me is the rebel who offends;
Persons of pure morals I will honestly love,
Hating all dimwits who dark missions serve.
I intend to keep close to the wise,
Earnestly keeping off evil's guise.
May the kind Lord thus captain my star
Until I finally go beyond the loftiest bar;
Like great heroines gone, may my names get
Into history books by the great examples I set.
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.I would like to translate this poem