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Victory

By: Ardis E. Parshall - March 04, 2014

Victory

By Evelyn Fjeldsted

If one can work a score of years
To prove a fact that few can see
And still, undaunted, can persist–
This is an unseen victory.

If condemnation one must face
Because of someone’s treachery,
If he can know that truth in time
Will free – this, too, is victory.

If through misfortune one has lost
His earthly goods and trusted friends,
If he with hope can build again–
This, we agree, is victory.

But if one can keep his faith and meet
With courage what must seem to be
The ultimate defeat of life–
This is the crowning victory.

(1945)



2 Comments »

  1. Thoughtful sentiment. Made me think of the book of Job.

    Comment by David Y. — March 4, 2014 @ 2:33 pm

  2. Made me think of Kipling’s “If”

    Comment by The Other Clark — March 4, 2014 @ 2:40 pm

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