"Desiderata" (Latin: "desired things") is a 1927 prose poem by American writer Max Ehrmann. Largely unknown in the author's lifetime, the text became widely known after its use in devotional and spoken-word recordings in 1971 and
Desiderata - My Mom had a card tucked away a long time ago with this poem on it. I used to read, and reread it all the time during my teen years when I discovered she had it. It has always been one of my most favorite poems ever.