I Would Be True Howard Arnold Walter









I Would Be True
Howard Arnold Walter


I would be true, for there are those who trust me,
I would be pure, for there are those who care,
I would be strong, for there is much to suffer,
I would be brave, for there is much to dare.
I would be friend of all-the foe, the friendless,
I would be giving and forget the gift.
I would be humble, for I know my weakness,
I would look up-and laugh-and love-and lift.