I've dreamed many dreams that never came true,
I've seen them vanish at dawn;
But I've realized enough of my dreams, thank God,
to make me want to dream on.
I've prayed many prayers when no answer came,
I've waited patient and long;
But anwers have come to enough of my prayers,
To make me keep praying on.
I've trusted many a friend who failed.
And let me to weep alone;
But I've found to enough of my friends true-blue,
To make me keep trusting on.
I've sown many seeds that fell by the way,
For the birds to feed upon;
But I've held enough golden sheaves in my hand,
To make me keep sowing on.
I've drained the cup of disappointment and pain,
I've gone many days without song,
But I've sipped enough nectar from the rose of life,
To make me want to live on.
Charles Allen, "The Secret of Abundant Living"