Rudyard Kipling Poems
|521.||Poor Honest Men||1/3/2003|
|523.||Birds Of Prey March||12/31/2002|
|524.||Follow Me 'Ome||12/31/2002|
|525.||Christmas In India||1/3/2003|
|526.||The Power Of The Dog||12/31/2002|
|527.||When Earth's Last Picture Is Painted||12/31/2002|
|528.||A Ballad Of Burial||12/31/2002|
|529.||I Keep Six Honest...||1/3/2003|
|531.||A Lover's Journey||1/3/2003|
|532.||The Men That Fought At Minden||12/31/2002|
|534.||A Legend Of Truth||1/3/2003|
|535.||A Smuggler's Song||1/3/2003|
|536.||The Young British Soldier||12/31/2002|
|539.||Mary, Pity Women!||12/31/2002|
|541.||A Servant When He Reigneth||1/1/2004|
|542.||Mother O' Mine||1/3/2003|
|547.||A Code Of Morals||1/3/2003|
|548.||A Child's Garden||1/3/2003|
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 ...
Life's all getting and giving,
I've only myself to give.
What shall I do for a living?
I've only one life to live.
End it? I'll not find another.
Spend it? But how shall I best?
Sure the wise plan is to live like a man
And Luck may look after the rest!
Largesse! Largesse, Fortune!