Skip to comments.If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs....
Posted on 03/14/2020 8:58:12 PM PDT by aquila48
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, dont deal in lies, Or being hated, dont give way to hating, And yet dont look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dreamand not make dreams your master; If you can thinkand 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 youve 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 Kingsnor 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 thats in it, Andwhich is moreyoull be a Man, my son!
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Right away I thought of the scene in Sopranos, where Sunshine is quoting this to some hold-up men.
Sounds like President Trump and it makes me cry.
I thought Kipling was cancelled, because he isn’t PC enough.
Very good advice. It was on a birthday card mom and dad gave me in my early years. Now at 68 years I Ask Not For Whom The Bell Tolls. Still getting good advice.
Not to sound like a sycophant, but reading this again in today’s climate, it reminded me very much of President Trump.
I’ve read this several times over my life. Each time it struck me differently because of my circumstances.
While my father was an incredible, successful man who always took care of his family, he was not a risk taker.
This is the first time it felt like I knew of someone who fit it so completely.
You know I love it when the news is bad
Why it feels so good to feel so sad?
I’m only happy when it rains
If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs....
Then you’ve managed to successfully convince your muslim captors that you’re on their side.
Not here at FR. We don’t do PC.
“Sounds like President Trump and it makes me cry.”
Yes, especially this one...
“If you can bear to hear the truth youve spoken Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,”
The knaves are the MSM, the fools are the millions of useful idiots easily gaslighted.
DJT is a good sample of what people knew were good men. Elmer Kelton mentioned A Good Man To Ride The River With. We got one in the White House now. We just have to keep him there.
This is a SHOUT OUT to all the bitches of the world handing over their freedom to out trusty and dependable government for a little bit of safety.
#### the government at every level.
The power hungry DIE for crises like these. Even ones that are mostly man made.
OUTSTANDING post. HOORAY Rudyard Kipling. R.I.P., sir. love. Thanks very much, aquila48. It’s been years since I first read that...about 55 or so. My 8th grade middle school teacher Mrs.(English Composition) Rich(R.I.P.) really liked Rudyard Kipling. WOW. (it wasn’t drag queen story time) Watch out, kids.
Moose! Rocco! Help the judge find his wallet...
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