Ideals

by Helen Steiner Rice

Remember that ideals
are like stars up in the sky,
You can never really reach them,
hanging in the heavens high

But like the mighty mariner
who sailed the storm-tossed sea,
And used the stars to chart his course
with skill and certainty

You too can chart your course in life
with high ideals and love,
For high ideals are like the stars
that light the sky above

You cannot ever reach them,
but lift your heart up high
And your life will be as shining
as the stars up in the sky.

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