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You can’t win ’em all

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 When I was just a snot-nosed brat,
My Fav’rite Team got thrashed.
And nothing could console me,
Not hugs, or sweets or cash.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 At length my mother called me,
And sat me on her knee.
Now here’s the words of wisdom
She softly spoke to me:

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 “Sing when you’re winning,
laugh when you lose,
Don’t turn up your nose at a draw.
The final result is not for us to choose,
Remember you can’t win ‘em all.”

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Then ten or twelve years later,
At University,
I studied for an exam
in Greek Philosophy.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 I ploughed through Plato, Socrates,
I swotted night and day.
Now here’s the gist of what I learned
From those old men so sage:

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 “Sing when you’re winning,
Grin when you get beat,
Shrug shoulders and sigh when you draw.
The match’s outcome is a question of Fate,
Remember you can’t win ‘em all.”

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Well now I am a teacher,
I help to shape young minds,
And guide them on their journey
Through the labyrinth of Life.

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 My Charges often ask me
For assistance and advice,
And here’s the words I find myself,
To my surprise, replying:

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 “Sing when you’re winning,
Smile when you’ve lost,
Accept the one point when you draw.
Keep trying, keep striving whatever the cost,
And don’t take your eyes off the ball!”

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 16/10/06
Denys E. W. Jones

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