April 9, 2005 at 12:16 am 5 comments

IF
R. Kipling
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 imposters 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 wornout 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 breath 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!
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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Devrim  |  April 13, 2005 at 12:46 pm

    That’s one of my favorite poems. 🙂

    Welcome on board.

    Reply
  • 2. Nida Rasheed  |  April 13, 2005 at 4:33 pm

    yep, read it in 7th grade i think – never could get it out of my head after that 😀

    Reply
  • 3. Xeb  |  April 13, 2005 at 8:48 pm

    I used to love it, then I realized how chauvinistic it was. I mean what about his damn daughter?

    Khair, never really loved it as much after that. But it’s nice nevertheless.

    Reply
  • 4. Anonymous  |  May 16, 2005 at 4:18 pm

    I have this on my profile 🙂 Ever met anyone like this ?

    Reply
  • 5. Nida Rasheed  |  May 16, 2005 at 10:28 pm

    hehe, nope – it’s the perfect person though…
    btw – don’t like anonymous comments, so if you read this – leave ur blog address of sthg…

    Reply

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