– the day's happenings in perspective –

IF

Tony A. Smith

IF IF

If I can throw a single ray of light across the darkened pathway of another;

If I can aid some soul to clearer sight of life and duty and thus, bless my brother;

  If I can wipe from any human cheek a tear, I shall not have lived my life in vain while here.

  If I can guide some erring one to truth, inspire within his heart a sense of duty;

  If I can plant within my soul of rosy youth a sense of right, a love of truth and beauty;

  If I can teach one man that GOD and heaven are near, I shall not have lived life in vain while here.

  If from my mind I banish doubt and fear, and keep my life attuned to love and kindness;

  If I can scatter light and hope and cheer, and help…

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