Wednesday, December 14, 2011

If …

We all dream in our life. But all of us do not have the strength and will power to carry on the dreams till the end. Most of us lose the dreams in face of reality. Some of us remember the dreams with fondness and pain. Many of us forget even about their past existence. But a few of them carry on their dreams till the end of their life. They are the real heroes. Rudyard Kipling calls them real men. In this beautiful poem he explains what makes such a Man. Read the inspirational poem and do not lose sight of your dreams….

- N.Ganeshan
                     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 of waiting, 
Or being lied about don’t deal in lies; 
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating, 
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 imposters 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 have gone, 
And so hold on when there is nothing in you, 
Except the will which says to them, “Hold on”; 

If you can mix 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 60 seconds’ worth of distance run, 
Then yours is the world and everything that’s in it, 
And what’s more—you’ll be a Man, My son! 

— Rudyard Kipling 


  1. Beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Beautiful poem. Excellent sharing sir. Thank you.