If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
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 with 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 fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about 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
<with a name like antonio, I don't think you can be mean....all the anthony's and versions thereof I know are very very nice people---would give you the shirt off their backs! >
The German half was from Milwaukee, and my dad would go work for his Uncle Tony, the butcher in the summer. How a German ever came up with that name, God only knows.
I can pretend to be an Italian.
<now aok, why in the world would you want to do that---unless you have decided to pick on somebody else.....aok without someone to pick one is like a day without light! >
I have the heart of an angel, but my father looked like a storm trooper. Really, German- Irish, poetry and meanness.
<Did you not read last night's postings? I TRIED to discuss music, and tried to do it the most friendly way possible. But of course, Pompous ASS chose to be his detestable self in reply. That, precisely, is what set me off.... >
I did not see anything but a gentle discussion of a common interest.
Lad, you are a clever guy, and you appear to be a nice guy, so Ponte layoff, and give it a try.
I'll layoff Pluto the Magnicent as well. It is out my sytsem because he can be quite amusing.
>>... they have more in common than not. They should talk about music and layoff the BS<<
Did you not read last night's postings? I TRIED to discuss music, and tried to do it the most friendly way possible. But of course, Pompous ASS chose to be his detestable self in reply. That, precisely, is what set me off....
Lad-God is on your side along with 12 disciples.....you have 12 recs and rising.The people have "spoke!' Check 6
"spoken", Pluto the Magnificent.
You would not have have any notion with regard to "group thought", votes and all, and it betrays you basic intellectual inferiority.
Lad and Ponte should settle their differences. I think that they have more in common than not. They should talk about music and layoff the BS.