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05/19/18 Weekend Grif.Net – If

05/19/18 Weekend Grif.Net – If

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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Dr Bob Griffin

bob@grif.net www.grif.net

"Jesus Knows Me, This I =
Love!"