If You CanIf You Can <3
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If you can keep your head high, your life through
While others are losing it and blaming it onto you
If you can trust yourself when all others doubt you
But able to make allowance for their doubting too
If you can wait patiently and not be tired by waiting
Or, being lied about ever and never deal in lies
Or being negative and hated, don’t give way to hating
And yet you will look good and will talk too wise <3

If you can dream and not make dreams your master
If you can think and not make thoughts your aim
If you can hands on with triumph and disaster
And treat those two ugly impostors just the same
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a tangling trap for fools
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken
And stoop and build’em up with worn out tools <3

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue
Or walk with the kings yet not lose the common touch
If neither foes nor loving friends really can hurt you
If everyone count with you, yet no one just too much
If you can truly fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds worth of dramatic distance run
Yours is the lovely earth and everything that’s in it
What you can ask more, you’re the center like the sun <3