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If 6 years 6 months ago #29113

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If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too:
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream---and not make dreams your master;
If you can think---and not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same:.
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build'em up with worn-out tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings,
And never breathe a word about your loss:
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings---nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much:
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And---which is more---you'll be a Man, my son!


Rudyard Kipling
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Re: If 6 years 6 months ago #30093

Just reading this again makes me realise how wonderful but difficult life can be. Amazing words.

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He does make exccedingly good poetry.. ;)

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DaveR wrote: He does make exccedingly good poetry.. ;)


lol :D

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If 5 years 1 month ago #55532

Ooh, I remember watching him (and this song) on TV when I was very young :)

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This is a poem by Rudyard Kipling, he died in 1936 so I doubt very much that you watched him on TV! It's a very famous poem so you may have seen someone reciting it...has it ever been made into a song? .....I don't know

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Mum and Grandmother, supporting my son who has residency of his son.
I want to see a much fairer system in place, where Dads and their children have a voice that can be heard.
There are many groups of people that have equal rights within our society and its about time Dads were given equal rights too.

If 5 years 1 month ago #55539

You could easily replace 'if' with 'have to' when going through the family courts.

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I'm no way trained in Family court matters so don't take my ramblings as gospel but I've been through the Court mill and learned so much along the way I just like passing my experience on to other Dads who face this absolute nightmare from hell, you might not be able to beat the system but don't let it beat you :)

If 4 years 9 months ago #61538

This is the first time that I read this, and it's a good one.

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