These are a bit shorter, perhaps a bit off-the-cuff...
The third degree is to keep silent
And that's what I've tried to have done
Trying my best to remain tranquil and quiet
Cooling my brain and stilling my inner tongue.
Waking slowly, reluctantly leaving behind
The realm of dreams, I gather my senses
And open my eyes and unclutter my mind
I survey the day that's before me arrayed
And vow anew to commit fewer offenses
And feel gratitude for the bounty which before me is laid.