The Will To Win

The Will To Win

If you want a thing bad enough

To go out and fight for it,
Work day and night for it,
Give up your time and your peace and
your sleep for it

If only desire of it
Makes you quite mad enough
Never to tire of it,
Makes you hold all other things tawdry
and cheap for it

If life seems all empty and useless without it
And all that you scheme and you dream is about it,

If gladly you’ll sweat for it,
Fret for it, Plan for it,
Lose all your terror of God or man for it,

If you’ll simply go after that thing that you want.
With all your capacity,
Strength and sagacity,
Faith, hope and confidence, stern pertinacity,

If neither cold poverty, famished and gaunt,
Nor sickness nor pain
Of body or brain
Can turn you away from the thing that you want,

If dogged and grim you besiege and beset it,
You’ll get it!

-Unknown Author

Source Poem: Village Hero

Source Photo: Mamabishop

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8 Comments

  1. Great picture! Made me LOL

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    1. Yeah, I know. Funny pic, I say.
      Thanks for liking it. 😉

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  2. A beautiful and encouraging poem with a great photo hehe! Thank you for sharing. 🙂

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    1. Thanks Maryanne. I find the poem very inspiring and loved the photo too. LOL!

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  3. ha ha great fun making pic:)

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    1. Thank you so much
      Love the giraffe too
      Thanks for stopping by
      All the best, Jenny

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