A Pledge I Must Keep
I stand before you – debunking myths and shredding habitual lies.
I sharpen minds – to formulate community ties.
I infuse relief – to stir higher education and cognitive skills.
I arm young leaders – those who will guide for years.
My hands quiver – from extensive training and exceptional labor.
I now research journals – from nights on in.
No disjointed agenda – I’m posturing you to win,
to create a tomorrow – of proven results and truths you’ll defend.
I stand here – acknowledging books I have read.
Unrestrained energy – moving like a fierce flame.
Nothing limits me – but indecisiveness, slothfulness, or lameness.
The spirits of nature – it must move within.
I cannot reject – educators and activists that push me to grow.
A critical thinker – I must crave for more, and advance
to greater heights – by following the instructions of those well fed.
Guarded progress – are efficacious steps ahead.
Probing for strength – unhinged, my path is clear.
To change a condition – mentally, I must start it here.
Empower politically – I must master the rules, redirect the game,
serve on committees – and be an active flame.
I must not abuse power – or partake in immoral demands,
never be a weak leader – or walk with dirty hands.
I pledge to live morally – and be equipped with progressive plans.
A pledge I must keep – and be an honorable man.
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