donderdag 30 augustus 2012

Essentials


Roll up your sleeves, lad, and begin;
Disarm misfortune with a grin;
Let discontent not wag your chin
Let gratitude.

Don't try to find things all askew;
Don't be afraid of what is new;
Nor banish as unsound, untrue,
A platitude.

If folks don't act as you would choose
Remember life is varied; use -
Your common sense; don't get the blues;
Show latitude.

Sing though in quavering sharps and flats,
Love though the folk you love are cats,
Work though you're worn and weary
that's the attitude.

St. Clair Adams