Good Luck & Bad ~ Grantland Rice

Good Luck and Bad

Grantland Rice

GOOD Luck is like a down hill tide 
That helps to make an easy start, 
Where one may paddle, drift or glide
Without much effort on his part;

But though it takes you to the goal
And brings you in the world's acclaim, 
It builds no fibre for your soul
Nor molds you for the rougher game. 

Bad Luck is like an uphill sweep,
The test of courage and of class, 
Where troubles grow and shadows creep
And none except the valiant pass ;

Where through raw gales that blow but ill
The entry clings to this lone dream : 
The stalwart only stalks the hill
The gamefish only swims up stream. 

If your main wish is but to win
Let Good Luck help to pull you through, 
To know the cheering and the din
That go where laurel sprigs are due ;

But if you wish to build a heart
That scorns the fickle whims of Fate, 
Take Hard Luck for the journey's start
With rugged Trouble for a mate. 

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Author: Ray Calabrese

I am an optimistic, can do, and never quit guy. The spirit of hope indelibly marks my DNA. My research at The Ohio State University helped people discover the best in themselves and change their personal lives, public organizations, and whole communities. I bring the same spirit and enthusiasm to my blog to help those who grieve who find themselves suddenly alone, navigate their grieving. Join my more than 24,300Twitter (@alwaysgoodstuff). I promise my tweets are always good stuff. Please feel free to email me at ray.brese@gmail.com.

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