When all your efforts seem to go amiss,

When misplaced trust your faith's foundation shakes,

Just recollect this simple moment's bliss.

When foes surround you, their harsh voices hiss.

Your thin veneer of courage cracks and breaks,

When all your efforts seem to go amiss.

A whispered word, an eager stolen kiss.

When your exhausted, wayworn body aches,

Just recollect this simple moment's bliss.

Your once bright life now dull with verdigris

You toil long and hard for other's sakes

When all your efforts seem to go amiss.

A wicked laugh, a crooked smile you'll miss.

These memories shall all be your keepsakes.

Just recollect this simple moment's bliss.

Don't stumble into hatred's dark abyss,

But carry on and learn from your mistakes.

When all your efforts seem to go amiss

Just recollect this simple moment's bliss.