aashka thakkar

Rookie (23 sepetember 1995 / patan)

To Succeed... - Poem by aashka thakkar

To laugh often and love much,
to win the respect of intelligent persons,
and the affection of children;
to earn the approbation of honest critics
and endure the betrayal of false friends;
to appreciate beauty,
to find the best in others;
to give one’s self;
to leave the world a bit better,
whether by a healthy child, a garden patch
or a redeemed social condition;
to have played and laughed with enthusiasm
and sung with exultation;
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived -
this is, to have succeeded.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 11, 2009



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