T._Clifford


Strive

Posted on June 23, 2012

They dare who will
He does who can
Such is the lot
Of mortal man

To attempt a deed
To vie and strain
With much to lose
Yet more to gain

To endeavor and fall
To contend and win
With lack of trying
The only sin

There is no shame
To try and fail
To make an effort
And not prevail

If an attempt is made
To scale a wall
That deed alone
Is worth a fall

I have loved a good woman
And fought a strong man
This I can say
Not every man can

So take to the path
That is rocky and rough
Not since it is easy
But because it is tough

Then drink the wine
And sing the song
For our time on earth
Will be spent ere long

And at the last
When all is done
It matters not
If you lost or won

Then a man may say
Ere ‘neath the sod
I’ve succeeded….and not
And I’ve tried, by God!

Last edited by T. Clifford on September 6, 2012, 5:48 pm


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