To keep in balance the scales of life
That the center beam remains straight,
Takes serious thought and fortitude,
Intertwined with a sprinkle of fate.
Always enough, but not too much-
Is a challenge to all mankind,
Searching the sanctum of inner thought
Each to his own must find.
Who is there born that has not failed
In the counterpoise of strife-
That he, in the end, can truthfully say,
"Mine, was the flawless life"?