What is the best that we can make of this?
Becoming wholly who we ought to be
Because there is no higher kind of bliss
Than realizing our capacity
For growth and learning as a human being
Employing talents with which we’re endowed
For greater doing and for farther seeing
While making our divine Creator proud.
I hope my turning verse like this may serve
That end and prove a worthy enterprise
By helping you and others to observe
The good that writing verse can realize.
If nothing else, the quest for beat and rhyme
Is an uplifting way to pass the time.