mardi, août 15, 2006

Si...tu seras un homme

Si tu peux voir détruit l'ouvrage de ta vie
Et sans dire un seul mot te mettre à rebâtir,
[...]
Si tu peux supporter d'entendre tes paroles
Travesties par des gueux pour exciter des sots,
Et d'entendre mentir sur toi leurs bouches folles
Sans mentir toi-même d'un mot ;
[...]
Tu seras un homme mon fils !
Rudyard Kipling

2 Comments:

Anonymous catherine said...

Permetez-moi de laisser la trace originale de ce petit Chef d'Oeuvre

IF

IF YOU CAN KEEP YOUR HEAD WHEN ALL ABOUT YOU
ARE LOOSING THEIRS AND BLAMING IT ON YOU

IF YOU CAN TRUST YOURSELF WHEN ALL MEN DOUBT YOU
BUT MAKE ALLOWANCE FOR THEIR DOUBDING YOU

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 WHITH 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 FOLLS
OR WATCH THE THINGS YOU GAVE YOUR LIFE TO BROKEN
AND STOOP AND BUILD’EM UP WHITH WORN-OUT TOOLS

IF YOU CAN MAKE ONE HEAP OF ALL YOUR WINNINGS
AND RISK IT ON ONE OF PITCH-AND-TOSS
AND LOSE, AND START AGAIN AT 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
EXEPT THE WILL WHICH SAY TO THEM “HOLD-DOWN”

IF YOU CAN TALK WHITH KINGS – NOR LOSE THE COMMON

IF NEITHER FOES NOR LOVING FRIENDS CAN HURT YOU

IF ALL MEN COUNT WITH YOU, BUT NONE TOO MUTCH

IF YOU FILL THE UNFORGIVING MINUTE
WITH SIXTY SECOND’S WORTH OF DISTANCE RUN

YOURS IS THE HEARTH AND EVERY THING THAT’S IN IT

AND- WHICH IS MORE – YOU’LL BE A MAN MY SON.


RK

18 août, 2006 06:59  
Blogger puteaux pour tous said...

Thanks Catherine,

Have a nice day !

18 août, 2006 12:24  

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