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‘Tis a lesson you should heed,
If at first you don’t succeed,
Try, try again;

Then your courage should appear,
For if you will persevere,
You will conquer, never fear
Try, try again;

Once or twice, though you should fail,
If you would at last prevail,
Try, try again;

If we strive, ’tis no disgrace
Though we do not win the race;
What should you do in the case?
Try, try again

If you find your task is hard,
Time will bring you your reward,
Try, try again

All that other folks can do,
Why, with patience, should not you?
Only keep this rule in view:
Try, try again.



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………………Sonnet 57 – Love

His bucket challenge is to sit in ice
With no relief from frozen Arctic heart.
Why then does he still give and sacrifice
With years and years of suff’ring on his part? 

Why does he persevere when there’s no change?
The lock is frozen fast as if with rust.
A locksmith finds the situation strange;
The baker’s never seen such hardened crust. 

So why does he still try when there’s no hope?
It seems that he should go away or die.
Yet he persists as though he were a dope;
It does not seem to matter to her why. 

The “why” is he has what she does not have.
She has a chafing sand, while he has salve.


© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2014.



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