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  1. we'll see

    we'll see Member

    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 all 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!

    just thought i would post this as it really has affected me this evening, and i hope i can take something from it in my situation.

    and i'm sorry if it's been posted before, but it's probably the most brilliant and insightful piece

    i hope it helps those, like me who need to be reassured that despite all we are the one's in control not the people who try to put us down.

    if that makes sense???

    take care
     
  2. total eclipse

    total eclipse SF Friend Staff Alumni

    Thank you for the poem how true the words we are in control not the ones who hurt and try to bring us down
     
  3. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    :hug:
     
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