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Gem of The Week: Start Where You Stand. . . By Berton Braley
10/4/2008 11:15:51 PM

Gem of The Week



Start Where You Stand

Poem by Berton Braley *



Start where you stand and never mind the past,

The past won't help you in beginning new,

If you have left it all behind at last

Why, that's enough, you're done with it, you're through;

This is another chapter in the book,

This is another race that you have planned,

Don't give the vanished days a backward look,

Start where you stand.

The world won't care about your old defeat

If you can start anew and win success;

The future is your time, and time is fleet

And there is much of work and strain and stress;

Forget the buried woes and dead despairs,

Here is a brand-new trial right at hand,

The future is for him who does and dares,

Start where you stand.

Old failures will not halt, old triumphs aid,

To-day's the thing, to-morrow soon will be;

Get in the fight and face it unafraid,

And leave the past to ancient history,

What has been, has been; yesterday is dead

And by it you are neither blessed nor banned;

Take courage, man, be brave and drive ahead,

Start where you stand.


*Berton Braley (1882 – 1966), Prolific American poet and writer





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Re: Gem of The Week: Start Where You Stand. . . By Berton Braley
10/5/2008 12:22:16 AM

Hi JoAnne,

How true it is!!! It reminds me of the old truism "If at first you don't succeed try try again".

There is much food for thought here and with out a doubt you should never give up. I've always believed that the only  people that make mistakes are those that "work and try". Those that don't are blameless but have absolutely nothing to show for they have done nothing.

Thanks for sharing.

Shalom,

Peter

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Re: Gem of The Week: Start Where You Stand. . . By Berton Braley
10/5/2008 7:44:48 AM
Thanks, JoAnne.  This is so important and children especially need to know this.
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Re: Gem of The Week: Start Where You Stand. . . By Berton Braley
10/5/2008 4:51:59 PM

Beautiful words and so very true. What a very wise man he was.

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