It’s got to be a teenager thing: once upon a time I thought I was wildy gifted in the way of liking and writing poetry. However, it appears that many other teenagers write poetry. But I digress.
Kipling may not have been a Christian, but this poem sure shines with values that are Christian and that Christians should have (though many of us don’t). So… Christians! Pay attention! Look up some Bible references that attend to the lines of this poem. Oh… forget it. I’ll do it for you: 1 Corinthians 13, Matthew 5:2-11. Now do the rest yourself.