Because I was far from poetry for too long, today I felt the need to see some lyrics. And among the ones I ”browsed”, I found this little motivational poem, which seems a jewel to me. I think it could entirely replace a motivational book. Here it is:
A Lesson From History
By Joseph Morris
„Everything’s easy after it’s done;
Every battle’s a „cinch” that’s won;
Every problem is clear that’s solved–
The earth was round when it _revolved!_
But Washington stood amid grave doubt
With enemy forces camped about;
He could not know how he would fare
Till _after_ he’d crossed the Delaware.
He did not think about it twice,
But started across in the dead of night,
The enemy waiting to open the fight.
Likely feeling pretty blue,
Being human, same as you,
But he was brave amid despair,
And Washington crossed the Delaware!
So when you’re with trouble beset,
And your spirits are soaking wet,
When all the sky with clouds is black,
Don’t lie down upon your back
And look at _them_. Just do the thing;
Though you are choked, still try to sing.
If times are dark, believe them fair,
And you will cross the Delaware!”