The Vision for the Youth

I climbed and climbed
Where is the peak of dreams, my Lord?

I ploughed and ploughed,
Where is the treasure of knowledge, my Lord?

I sailed and sailed,
Where is the island of peace, my Lord?

Almighty, bless me to work and work,
With vision and sweat
resulting into happy nations.

A P J Abdul Kalam
[Extract from the Address to the Joint Session of Parliament 2004]