The Will To Win Poem by Berton Braley

The Will To Win

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If you want a thing bad enough
To go out and fight for it,
Work day and night for it,
Give up your time and your peace and
your sleep for it

If only desire of it
Makes you quite mad enough
Never to tire of it,
Makes you hold all other things tawdry
and cheap for it

If life seems all empty and useless without it
And all that you scheme and you dream is about it,

If gladly you'll sweat for it,
Fret for it, Plan for it,
Lose all your terror of God or man for it,

If you'll simply go after that thing that you want.
With all your capacity,
Strength and sagacity,
Faith, hope and confidence, stern pertinacity,

If neither cold poverty, famished and gaunt,
Nor sickness nor pain
Of body or brain
Can turn you away from the thing that you want,

If dogged and grim you besiege and beset it,
You'll get it!

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Edward Kofi Louis 24 December 2016

Plan for it. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Joe Pope 27 November 2020

I am a recovered alcoholic.This poem describes the will.of an alcoholic to get a drink

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Malcolm Flores 27 August 2020

Absolutely true! , determination is key to great achievements

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Florence P. Seegmiller 25 March 2019

I love this poem. It is so true about life. We must have the will to win and make life better. Thank you for writing it!

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Dr.Galcanvorax 17 February 2019

I just want all lines figures of speech

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Neha khan 14 September 2018

I need the explanation

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John 16 June 2022

Seriously Neha Khan you need an explanation, I need your name explanation Neha and Khan

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Berton Braley

Berton Braley

Madison, Wisconsin
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