"Desiderata," Latin for desired things, is a prose poem written in 1920 by American poet Max Ehrmann. This poem is a words for life poem, reminding us to be honest, respectful, and appreciative of the beauty around us. This poem is frequently read at graduations or during transitional moments in life. This activity includes a copy of Ehrmann's poem, as well as a template for students to write their own version of a life wisdom prose poem for themselves, or to pass on to younger students. This is a great end-of-year-reflection assignment or for graduating students.