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A Vow

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A Vow

A Vow

Can you keep your head up while others put themselves down?
Since, you must raise when there is no loss of true pride.
Learn to choose when others choose by a chance.
And hold your strength too.

You can learn to defeat when others fear to lose.
So, your defeat will be the tribute-
Till you learn that losing is your prize.
For that- you must be fascinated by-
the dream of faraway returning ship,
When her sail is softly waving against the drifting wind-
that looked like a flag of permanent defeat.

 Never think of if you can’t, but be straight to hold it.
And it’s your carpe diem plea which will let you;
 Hear when they can’t, see it while they don’t.
Yet, do it while they just try to hear and see it.
And learn to retain what you have lost.

 Raise your heart high while others are backed by otherwise;
Of sorrows, melancholy, greed, cunning,
And guilt for being pricked by- 
self-reproach, timidity and stupidity.  
And take those matters for granted,	
 And be yourself a part of solution.

Prove yourself be working stoutheartedly, but even-handedly.
And always keep your heart opened.
Accept their views, but never quit-
to assure that you are beginning and doing.
I know-you will be defeated, but not destroyed.

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  1. Date: 5/31/2012 6:41:00 AM
    I have not been on the soup for almost a week to read and comment. I have enjoyed being able to read your poetry this morning. I wanted to stop by to thank you for the comments you made during my absence from the soup. I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment Tashi. Love, Carol"

  1. Date: 5/23/2012 1:58:00 AM
    Tashi I like it..David