Jo Likeur

Jo Likeur

Posted on 11/19/2007

Photo taken on December 19, 2007

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You'll be a man my Son

You'll be a man my Son
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 by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don't give way to hating,
And 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 wornout 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 breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on";

If you can talk 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 sixty seconds' worth of distance run -
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son!

Rudyard Kipling

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Nice Cut. Very nice Portait
8 years ago.
Jo Likeur has replied to
thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
8 years ago.
what a wonderful poem - i have to keep it too for my son. thank you JO for sharing ! and the pic is wonderful too, but a bit to grainy for my taste :)
8 years ago.
Jo Likeur has replied to Zabine
This is my favorite poeme. I read 1 or 2 lines every night to my son before he gets to sleep.
Thanks for the compliment. For my next son, I'll take a picture less grainy LOL ;-)
See ya!
8 years ago.
No, do it even more grainy! :-) I like the poem too! I'll keep it for my son, if he starts learning English. He is 5 now and has similar dark eyes like yours. How old is he? Enjoy being with him and watch him growing up!
- albrecht -
8 years ago.
Jo Likeur has replied to absche
my son is still a baby. Thanks for the advice. Every single day, I wake up and say to myself that he is the best gift I've been given ;-)
8 years ago.
Teutzzzza has replied to Jo Likeur
the poem has a very powerful title:)
and ...what a wonderful gift you have there ;)....
8 years ago.
mo |
mo |
calling all angels ...

voles avec lui et savoures tous ce qu'il te montre

j'aime beaucoup ... ce pic et les mots
8 years ago.
Jo Likeur has replied to mo |
Je profite de chaque instant avec lui ;-)
8 years ago.
so nice, so sweet, so lovely and great picturelove
8 years ago.
Jo Likeur has replied to *Rosi*
oh Rosi, that's very kind of you!
8 years ago.
Anne Seltmann
Anne Seltmann
Touching lines to a wonderful photo
8 years ago.
Jo Likeur has replied to Anne Seltmann
It makes me happy if you like this composition...
8 years ago.