Pick Up Your Gear, Keep Riding

When all things go down

and from your head is taken the crown

what you need to do is first calm down

things are about to turn around.


Greatness is not how much you gain

or how often you always aim.

It is the good you make of your name

regardless of how much is your fame


For something to be better

means some parts to it are bitter.

With wisdom look into the matter

and make your chances greater.


What you need now is a plan

steping up to be a man,

not like one who from his duties ran

but like one whose name shall never fall to the sand.

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My community
My country
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