“Try”

M. Fennell

6/25/99

 

If I had one word that I live by

That one word that I hold so high

To be repeated and remembered, long after I die

That word could be only one,

that one word: “Try”

 

Try not to hate your enemies

Try to create new friends

 

Try to succeed on your own

Try to remember your family at home

 

Try to open doors for total strangers

Try to get closer to your next door neighbors

 

Try to open your mind

Try to be color blind

 

Try to enrich an energetic child

Try to make a tired adult smile

 

Try to defend the outcast “loser”

Try to envision a more vibrant future

 

Try to harvest eternal hope

Try to help the desperate to cope

 

Try to share a joyous song

Try to fix what you see is wrong

 

Above all,

Try to always bring people together

and,

Try to love faithfully forever