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An hommage  to Rudyard Kipling's poem "If", done in the same style.

If you can make it through the day
Not concerned with what others say
If you can take the time to play
Yet get your work done come what may
If you win having never fought
And mend the bridges time has tore
Or be content with what you’ve got
And very rarely ask for more;

If you can make a house a home
And properly raise children too
If you can stay and never roam
And do it cause it’s what you do
If you can speak bad of no one
Cause gossip's not worth repeating
Or stick to a task till it’s done
And never think of retreating;

If you can keep your life savings
And not risk it on a gamble
And avoid expensive cravings
And allow your friends to ramble
If you can force yourself to cope
And do what it takes to survive
And live on little more than hope
And the will which keeps you alive;

If you can hold your head up high
Or stoop to help the poor and such
If you seek truth and not a lie
If you can heal with but a touch
If you can be mother and wife
And still find time for God above
Yours is the Earth and a good life
And what is more, you will know love!

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 5/26/2018 7:32:00 PM
Charming, Emile.
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Emile Pinet
Date: 5/27/2018 7:59:00 AM
Thanks Line, I appreciate your support my friend, Emile.
Date: 7/18/2015 8:59:00 AM
Hi Emile.. This is a beautifully written work that most definitely merits the winning recognition you received. I've been on the road and just now getting around to reading and enjoying these inspired lines.. A belated congrats to you dear friend!
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Date: 7/18/2015 9:35:00 AM
Thanks Lyric Man, for your vote of confidence and encouragement. Emile.
Date: 7/7/2015 2:40:00 PM
Emile, Congrats on your win. Always ~LINDA~
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Emile Pinet
Date: 7/7/2015 7:10:00 PM
Thanks Linda, your comments are always welcome. Emile.
Date: 7/6/2015 9:36:00 PM
Emile, :) Congratulations, thank you for supporting my contest. Love **SKAT**
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Date: 7/7/2015 9:40:00 AM
Thanks SKAT, I appreciate the opportunity. Emile.
Date: 3/3/2015 10:19:00 PM
Wisdom worth heeding in your elocution Emile, splendidly expressed! 7
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Date: 3/4/2015 8:45:00 AM
Thanks, for taking the time to read and comment on my poem, I appreciate it. Emile.
Date: 3/3/2015 7:07:00 PM
a very fine tribute to Kipling my friend "If" is my favourite poem and you definitely have done his wonderful poem full justice adding this to my favourites hugs 7
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Date: 3/4/2015 8:46:00 AM
Thanks Shadow, for this vote of confidence and encouragement. Emile.
Date: 3/3/2015 1:21:00 PM
This one is going on my Favorites list Emile .....just perfect !!! 7 Bev :)
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Date: 3/3/2015 1:22:00 PM
Bev, you continue to bring a smile to my day as I bask in the after glow of your praise. Thank you. Emile.