Friday, January 22, 2010

Berton Braley

01.02am


START WHERE YOU STAND
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 defeats,
If you can start a new and win success;
The future is your time, and time is fleet,
And there is much of work and strain and stress;
Forget the burried 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 triumps aid,
Today's the thing, tomorrow 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

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