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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

For Sonya

This is for a pretty little angel of a girl (with a good brain) who thinks she can't meet Dr Pet's standards of performance. It comes from a very old collection of poems I gathered from here and there, as a child.


If you think you're beaten, you are,
If you think you dare not, you don't
If you would like to win but you think you can't
It is almost certain you won't

If you think you'll lose, you've lost
For out of the world we find
Success begins with a fellow's will
It's all in the state of the mind

If you think you're outclassed, you are
You've got to think high to rise
You've got to be sure of yourself
Before you can ever win a prize

Life's battles don't always go
To the stronger or faster man (girl)
But soon or late, the man (errrr.... girl) who wins
Is the man who thinks he can



4 comments:

Blur Ting said...

I like this! I think it's great for me too!

Theanne said...

nicely said Petunia...as I read this I was thinking "I hope her son is still writing too"

Petunia Lee said...

Ting - :-)

Petunia Lee said...

Theanne - Yes... he is writing regularly. He writes different things now. He writes expository and persuasive works under my guidance. He's getting pretty good too. I'll get him to upload some of his pieces into his blog.