“The goals of a young woman can leave tears upon a pillow,
can leave tears upon a handkerchief,
can leave tears upon a shoulder.
The goals of a young woman should not be bedded in her tears.
The goals of a young woman can be easily imposed,
can be easily implanted,
can be easily impaired,
can be easily over-ridden,
can be easily uprooted,
can be easily transplanted.
The goals of a young woman change with the coming of maturity,
change with the opinion of her peers,
change with the counsel of a home.
The goals of a young woman change with the scheming of a sibling with a goal,
of a friend of taunting,
of a robber,
of a vandal,
in the presence of deceit.
The goals of a young woman change with the scheming of an acquaintance in the guise of honeyed lips.
The goals of a young woman should not fluctuate with the season,
should not fluctuate for profit,
should not fluctuate with dreams,
should not fluctuate with a broken promise,
with a broken heart,
with a broken dream.
The goals of a young woman should be set upon resilience,
upon the integrity of truth,
upon the skip within the spirit,
upon the footsteps of the dance.
The goals of a young woman should be upright within a steadfast purpose,
should be determined within the counsel of the wise,
should be sought within a step that does not waver -
that all may be accomplished;
that all may be attained;
that all may be achieved:
within the honour due a face lit by The Spirit from within.
The goals of a young woman should be set to honour self,
to honour her complexion,
to honour the face that has a smile,
to honour her development within the power of grace.
The goals of a young woman should be to honour the radiance of her inward beauty expressed throughout her form,
expressed through her lips of discourse,
through her eyes of meaning,
through the gestures of the loved.
The goals of a young woman must not be subject to impatience,
subject to the rampant passion of arousal,
subject to the stupidity of the moment.
The goals of a young woman are not found in a net pulled up upon a shore -
which is full of stunted seaweed,
in a net cast far and wide -
that catches without discrimination the dregs within the sea,
in a net that searches in the caves of darkness,
under every rock,
into a growth of thorns -
where iniquity is practised to the sorrow of her soul.
The goals of a young woman achieve their seeking of companionship by -
the lighting of a lamp within a spirit of contentment,
the lighting of a lamp that speaks of the values of the spirit,
that asserts the aura of significance -
the qualities of distinction -
which brings the knock of friendship,
which opens doors of revelation,
which will greet the one with the kindred spirit.
The goals of a young woman coincide with the future hopes of man:
within the marriage covenant,
within the surroundings of a family,
within the security of a promise of the spirit -
the promise which does not have betrayal waiting in the wings.
The goals of a young woman should not be based on a lonely walk,
on a hopeless journey,
on a future of desertion.
The goals of a young woman are to seek:
the wonderful in full fullness of the measure,
the miraculous upon a fervent quest,
the nurturing of her children in an atmosphere of love,
in an environment of grace,
in company with the God of love -
who once dwelt within an earthly family and knows what can surely be.
The goals of a young woman are sustainable and true,
are possible and successful,
are valid and exciting,
are to leave handprints on eternity -
after a trail of footprints that rise-up from the grave -
the new covenant of claim which the God of love awaits to honour -
as each young woman with a vision walks her homeward path:
to be seated amongst the covenantal promises established so long ago.”