Other People’s Poetry

February 20th, 2014

I am going to use this page to preserve links and poems I think good, meaningful, and uplifting. I’ll start it off with a poem my dad gave me a very long time ago:

Thinking
by Walter D. Wintle

If you think you’re beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you don’t.
If you’d like to win, but think you can’t,
It’s almost a cinch you won’t.
If you think you’ll lose, you’ve lost.
For out in the world you find
Success begins with a fellow’s will;
It’s all in the state of mind.

Full many a race is lost
Ere ever a step is run;
And many a coward fails
Ere ever his work’s begun.
Think big, and your deeds will grow;
Think small, and you’ll fall behind;
Think that you can, and you will.
It’s all in the state of mind.

If you think you’re outclassed, you are;
You’ve got to think high to rise;
You’ve got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize.
Life’s battles don’t always go
To the strongest or faster man,
But soon or late the one who wins
Is the one who thinks, “I can.”

Next up, is a very awesome Canadian spoken word artist. I love everything he has to say: 

Shane Koyczan: http://www.shanekoyczan.com/

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