Log in

15 May 2007 @ 08:58 pm
I went into the woods because I wanted to live deliberately...  
Well, I'm new. I know it's kinda quiet around here now, but still, I might as well add my tuppence.

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 same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've 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 Kings - nor 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 that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man, my son!

-Rudyard Kipling.

Also, I had an assembly at school today on Carpe Diem. I seemed to be the only one who related it to DPS, but I did think it was pretty awesome. :P Call me sad.
feeling: chipperchipper
hearing: The Nobodies - Marilyn Manson
Farewell to college joys...we sail at break of day: Alonenavy_brat_1972 on May 15th, 2007 08:46 pm (UTC)
This is good. Did you write this?

And welcome! Glad you've joined us!
Eleanorstrangledduck on May 16th, 2007 08:17 pm (UTC)
Ah, if only.

'Twas the genius of a certain Mr. Kipling. (Who does not, I believe, make cakes) I thought I'd put that, but obviously not. *goes to change*
Farewell to college joys...we sail at break of day: Find Your Own Voicenavy_brat_1972 on May 16th, 2007 08:22 pm (UTC)
I rather like the image of a certain Mr. Kipling making cakes. ;)

Thanks for sharing! Hope you'll share some more as you can...
Eleanorstrangledduck on May 18th, 2007 03:44 pm (UTC)
Poetry or cakes? :P
Farewell to college joys...we sail at break of day: Find Your Own Voicenavy_brat_1972 on May 18th, 2007 03:50 pm (UTC)
Both? :)
lpili on June 18th, 2007 09:48 am (UTC)
Thanks for the poem. I think i needed read something similar since a while.