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A POEM FOR THE DRIVERS BASHED ON FCHAT

Discussion in 'Other Racing' started by RP, May 18, 2008.

  1. RP

    RP F1 World Champ

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    I've liked this poem by Rudyard Kipling since high school, and I dedicate this to the drivers that that
    are bashed on this forum by the unknowing and to all the underdogs in the sport. I do not intend this
    to be another pro/con about anyone, its just a good poem for the circumstance that I wish to share.

    May Danica win the Indy 500, may Felipe win the WDC and then tell Scuderia Ferrari to eat *hit.

    "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 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 (or Woman), my son (daughter)!

    By Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936).
     
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  3. Scuderia980

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    aw, how sweet...
     
  4. DGS

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    Alas, grown up ideologies like honor and reputation are obsolete in today's youth culture based society.

    The dim age.
     
  5. kraftwerk

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    It is said, that civilised man seeks out good and intelligent company, so by learned discourse he may rise above the savage and closer to God"
    Personally, however, I like to start the day with a total dickhead, to remind me I'm best.....:D
     
  6. RP

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    That's funny, very good. But I am better. :O
     
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  8. yzee

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    Better at what?
     
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  10. RP

    RP F1 World Champ

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    Michael, you are married, I can not discuss this topic with you.
     
  11. anguruso

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    A few years ago when I graduated from High School one of the senior staff members gave all of us that poem. It was an all boys school so it was suitable. I've still got it in my wallet today.
     
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  13. DGS

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    I suspect modern american school kids would think that "Kipling" is something you do on a date when the parents aren't watching.
     
  14. kraftwerk

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    #11 kraftwerk, May 19, 2008
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    English kid's eat em...:)

    Sorry Ron..I do like the poem..;)
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  15. DGS

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    "Now! with more Ginger".

    I always liked Mary Ann. ;)


    +1 on the poem, Ron.
     
  16. R2112

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    Excellent poem Ron. Words to live by. :)
     
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