Class Warfare Blog

July 26, 2013

If (with Apologies to Rudyard Kipling)

Filed under: Philosophy,Politics,Religion — Steve Ruis @ 8:12 am
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In a number of posts recently a few bloggers are resorting to poetry to make points. This seemed to be a good trend, worth supporting, so please accept my contribution to the enlightenment literature.

If you can start your day without caffeine,
If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,
If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles,
If you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it,
If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you any time,
If you can take criticism and blame without resentment,
If you can ignore a friend’s limited education and never correct him,
If you can resist treating a rich friend better than a poor friend,
If you can face the world without lies and deceit,
If you can conquer tension without medical help,
If you can relax without liquor,
If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,
If you can honestly say that you have no prejudice against people of any creed, color, religion, gender preference, or politics,
Then you have achieved the same level of enlightenment as your dog.



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