One-Liner Wednesday, May 6th, 2020.


“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.”

Rudyard Kipling.

This is part of LindaGHill’s One-Liner Wednesday.

12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    May 06, 2020 @ 13:30:02

    True words


  2. Laurie
    May 06, 2020 @ 13:51:30

    Love it! “You’ll be a man, my son!”


  3. robertawrites235681907
    May 06, 2020 @ 14:58:21

    This is an amazing poem. My favourite by Kipling.


  4. Frank Hubeny
    May 06, 2020 @ 16:05:48

    Good advice from Kipling.


  5. Sadje
    May 06, 2020 @ 17:24:25

    Profound words.


  6. Laura
    May 06, 2020 @ 20:15:21

    A great quote.


  7. JoAnna
    May 07, 2020 @ 02:46:01

    I’ve loved this poem since I was about 12 years old. In my early 20s, I found an “If for Girls.” with different words. It was all sugar and spice and made me angry. The original poem by Rudyard Kipling is good for girls and women, too. Maybe it could just end with, you’ll be a grown up, my child.


    • willowdot21
      May 07, 2020 @ 04:42:23

      Hi JoAnna, I agree that would be a perfect ending. The words ring to true and apply to everyone. It’s a poem greater than than Kipling realised , I think. And though so of it’s time though timeless. I am glad you enjoyed my choice.💜


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