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If you can struggle on when others scorn you,

    Ignoring those who think you are a joke.

If you believe in YOU when others doubt you

    Disregarding words and actions that provoke.


If you can override the storms of anger

   That lead you to revenge and inner grief.

If you can shut the door on these things firmly

   There's happiness that goes beyond belief.


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* This was one of almost 400 poems which was chosen by teachers and children for publication and it was published in my book: "Reflections" in 2010 by AMS Educational Publishers, Leeds.



By Josie Whitehead

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