Poetry Corner: If

Thursday, August 9, 2007

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.

My favorite poem of all time of its type is Rudyard Kipling’s poem titled, simply, If.

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.


  1. *cough* I had to study that last year and I though it was the dullest thing possible.

    To each their own, I suppose.

  2. Wraith Daquell says:

    Yes, to each their own.

    Also, anything one has to study can’t really be classified as a favorite. So I don’t particularly blame you. 😛

  3. True. Having to study something takes all the fun out of it.

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