Monday, September 14, 2009 unknown

Found this sah-weet poem in an old journal of mine...I don't know who it's by, and the name I have on it is 'ya-got-ta-wanna'...I hope that's really what it's called. Enjoy!

If you want a thing bad enough to go out and fight for it
Work day and night for it,
Give up your time and your peace and your sleep for it

If only the desire of it
Makes you mad enough never to tire of it
Makes you hold all things tawdry and cheap for it
Life seems all empty and useless without it

And all that you scheme
and dream
Is about it

If gladly you'll sweat for it
fret for it
plan for it
Lose all your terror of devils and men for it

If you'll simply go after the thing that you want
With all your capacity
strength and sagacity
Faith, hope and confidence, stern pertinacity

If neither cold, poverty, famish or gaunt
Nor sickness nor pain
of body or brain
Can keep you away from the thing that you want

If dogged and grim and beseech and beset
You'll get it.  You'll get it. -Author Unknown


YM said...

This is one of my favorite poems -- glad you found it and posted it! I LOVE your blog.


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