Believe or The Man Who Thinks He Can – by Walter D. Wintle


 Unfortunately, very little is known about Walter D. Wintle except that he was a poet who lived in the late 19th and early 20th century.


It has also been speculated that the name may be a pseudonym for a more well-know poet of the time.


No matter by whom this poem was written, enjoy how it depicts the power of the mind and how, what you believe to be – is.
If you believe you can achieve.
 
Anything worth having is worth working hard for.
 
That doesn’t mean we won’t have tough days or many challenges.
 
The road to success is marred by persons, places, and things that want us to fail.
 
Belief and discipline will guide us through the rough patches of life.
 
This also brings to mind a memorable quote by Michelangelo:
 
“The greatest danger for us is not that our aim is too high and we will miss it, but that it is too low and we will reach it.”
 
 
 POEM – 
 
Believe or The Man Who Thinks He Can
 
If you think you are beaten, you are;         
 If you think you dare not, you don’t.


 If you’d like to win, but think you can’t,
 It’s almost a cinch you won’t.

 
If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost,
 For out in the world we find.

Success begins with a fellows will;
 It’s all in the state of mind.
 
If you think you’re outclassed, you are;
 You’ve got to think high to rise.


 You’ve got to be sure of yourself before
 You can ever win a prize.

 
Life’s battles don’t always go
 To the stronger or faster man;
 But soon or late the man who wins
 Is the one who thinks he can.
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About mountiangirl

" Remembering the Past, celebrating the Present and believing in the Future. ∞ The scribbled notes,poems,poetry of our lives." I am a FREE SPIRIT, Mostly known as Mombo " The Mystery Woman " and a rare few call me " Mountian Girl " which they say is an honor and royality. Jerry Garcia - The Greatful Dead - I am a Fiber Artist - Spinning, Weaving and knitting. I am shy and speak little - this is where my PC talks for me. I love music but not rap. But my true love's are humor, old letters,poetry and history of all things forgotten. But also so that the younger generation can read of it too ( gain knowledge ) be it never known or just forgot. There is so much even I don't remember at my ripe young age of 51.
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