No matter how deep the sadness or wide the pain,
I vow to live for a brighter day will come again.
No matter how many mistakes I’ve made in the past,
I vow to live and in the future avoid them, surefooted and fast.
No matter how many tragedies beyond my control take place,
I vow to live and stay my course within this race.
No matter how poor or rich I may ever be,
I vow to live and aspire to search for dignity in simplicity.
No matter how much a lover may pierce the inner core of my heart,
I vow to live for like spring. I’ll get a new start.
No matter how isolated and alone I may feel,
I vow to live and do something for someone else to heal.
No matter how hopeless my situation my appear,
I vow to live and reflect until my viewpoint is clear.
No matter what happens in this life – good or bad
I vow to live, do my best, and just for living – be glad.
By Malcolm O. Varner
Poetries are the great source of motivation. It lifts us when we are in despair, it cherishes us when we are sober, it soothes when we are disturbed. Try the habit of reading good poetries. It will help in your UPSC essays too. More than that, it will be a good companion for you in this long, arduous and lonely journey.
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