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|"If" by Ishilove: 9:48pm On Jan 22, 2013|
By Rudyard Kipling
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!
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|Re: "If" by nagoma(m): 9:58pm On Jan 22, 2013|
I like that.
|Re: "If" by nagoma(m): 10:18pm On Jan 22, 2013|
I like that. I have counted these 10 attributes in this poem. There may be more;
|Re: "If" by BraveWorld(m): 10:24pm On Jan 22, 2013|
If fuel price can come back down to N65 per liter, Nigeria will be better
|Re: "If" by MaziOmenuko: 10:31pm On Jan 22, 2013|
Nice poem, let me add just one line...
"If you can use your d--i--c-kk just for peeing, at least till you get married...
|Re: "If" by tundetoday: 10:45pm On Jan 22, 2013|
This is my best poem from Rudyard kipling love it to bits.
|Re: "If" by esere826: 10:51pm On Jan 22, 2013|
ah this poem
i remember it,
and it has a way of bringing tears to my eyes and inspiring me
thanks soo much for bringing it back ishi
|Re: "If" by Ishilove: 11:16pm On Jan 22, 2013|
esere826: ah this poem
|Re: "If" by Nobody: 4:25am On Jan 23, 2013|
Damn I may never be a Man...
|Re: "If" by ITbomb(m): 7:28am On Jan 23, 2013|
If I get Ishilove, I will be a happy man
|Re: "If" by Ishilove: 9:55am On Jan 23, 2013|
ITbomb: If I get Ishilove, I will be a happy manThen you shall have to look for another source of happiness.
|Re: "If" by ITbomb(m): 10:48am On Jan 23, 2013|
Ishilove:In other words try harder
Hope you got my pm
|Re: "If" by esere826: 4:01pm On Jan 23, 2013|
men were women, and women were men
I for don get many toasters when dey pay my bills
I no for dey work, only how to travel round the world for shopping
i for dey go spa once every forthnight
ishilove for dey toast me, and I for dey make nyanga
i for chop im money finish clean mouth, dump am and move on to the next victim -cuddlemi
but I be man
|Re: "If" by Ishilove: 4:57pm On Jan 23, 2013|
If esere were a woman, Ishilove for don beat am taya.
If Ishilove were a man, he would have been a maximum player.
He for dey rip the hearts out of the chests of unsuspecting victims,
And use am play volleyball.
Is Ishilove lived in PH, she would have invited ITbomb
To MFM for some gangster deliverance.
If Ishilove were a geek and a Johnny Walker,
She and naptu2 would have been
The perfect couple.
The two of them would have carried out
Their romance,trekking from
Timbuktu to Taipei.
If Ishilove were an NL mod,
There won't be an NL today because
She would have banned everyone,
Including Seun himself.
Alas, Ishilove is a girl
Ishilove does not live in PH
She isn't a geek and Johnny Walker
(Just a Johnny Walker )
And thankfully, not an NL Mod!
|Re: "If" by esere826: 5:09pm On Jan 23, 2013|
This is a serious allegation
You are alleging that Naptu2 trecks around the entire Nigeria taking pictures ?
Sheii!!! If na oyinbo dey trek or ride bicycle around taking pictures, it is permisible and taken as a passion
but if na 9ja person dey do dat kaine thing, umhh......
|Re: "If" by Ishilove: 5:47pm On Jan 23, 2013|
esere826:If na 9ja person, na suffer head be dat na. You know how blackman tin dey be...
Hey naptu, not hating o. You know I just loooooooove you!
|Re: "If" by Ishilove: 5:54pm On Jan 23, 2013|
musKeeto: Damn I may never be a Man...Fret not. Hope still lives
|Re: "If" by ITbomb(m): 6:06pm On Jan 23, 2013|
|Re: "If" by LarrySun(m): 6:11pm On Jan 23, 2013|
I didn't know Rud Kip was a poet too. Nice one, very nice.
As magical as Yeats' 'Second Coming.
|Re: "If" by lapagegirl(f): 9:31pm On Jan 24, 2013|
So much to learn from d it. More pls
|Re: "If" by firestar(f): 9:41pm On Jan 24, 2013|
Heh, if only indeed!
This little bit grows
From our hearts
To a mighty Ironwood
From that bitty-bitty seed
Only God knows...
Heh, If only indeed!
|Re: "If" by Asis(m): 8:54am On Feb 09, 2013|
Wow,one of his best..a great poet he really was..
|Re: "If" by esere826: 11:30am On Feb 09, 2013|
I were the Nigeria president
I'll look up straight into the cameras, when being interviewed
and not avert my eyes to the floor in glaring timidity
but alas, I am not yet the president
|Re: "If" by ITbomb(m): 3:01pm On Feb 09, 2013|
GEJ was not President, he would be somewhere in Bayelsa creeks typing rubbish about the President like esere
But alas, GEJ is the President and the camera should be looking at him and not him looking at the camera
|Re: "If" by esere826: 2:09pm On Feb 17, 2013|
I were the Pope, and Nigerian
I won't resign
God must to give me power to remain the Pope
I will hold on to it till the end just like Yaradua did with Nigerian presidency
the Pope is not Nigeria, and he's not me
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