Are You...  

rm_SusieQ27 47F
2224 posts
5/18/2006 6:32 pm

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5/21/2006 6:20 pm

Are You...

...Here Yet?

"IF"

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 imposters 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 wornout 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 breath 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


Luv n honest stuff {=} Susie {=}


gemini0157 60M
6842 posts
5/19/2006 3:13 pm

That's alot of stuff to do to just be a man!... I think I'll just keep being a sissy!


rm_SusieQ27 47F
2093 posts
5/20/2006 11:33 am

Gem..where's your backbone, man?

Luv n stuff {=} Susie {=}


AAntonino 61M  
60 posts
5/20/2006 6:53 pm

Mmmm Thank you... its good to remind others what real men go through day-in and day-out... so for all you wives and lovers out there... when we come home at night... try not to tell us about the leak in the sink, the rattle in the car or how naughty the children have been before we even get through the door...


rm_SusieQ27 47F
2093 posts
5/20/2006 7:45 pm

And ..WHY NOT, I'd like to know? It's 'your'car, it's 'your' sink and they're 'your' kids.
Servs you right, for wanting it all!

Luv n stuff {=} Susie {=}


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