Eager soul, eager dreams
Deep inside my heart, I carry alongA load I wish to see in the openThe desires that one can fill lifelong
Of living in peace,where truth and justice are writtenIn the mind and spirit,and in the air we breatheIn times we spend, in love we makeIn people we meet,in all-round views we enjoyIn the societies we live,on the road we walkAnd on the journeys of life we have taken.
Aah! If that be, I would live and I would dieCaring not a thing in our worldAnd no more I would vieFor ways to clear my conscienceThe shadows if they ever are the dreams itselfI would not mind dreaming on.
For I believewhen I got upI can rely uponThe fresh mornings of glorythat would be awaiting itselfAnd the efforts to make things rightI would not mind showing all my mightFor it is the essence,and these words I would ever recite.
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