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    The CW Inspirational Thread

    This idea came from vic_othodox so all credit goes to him for this... Well his idea was to have an inspirational thread which you can come here when ur feeling down and hoping feel better by the time you have finished reading it. I dunno how he cam up with the idea, but its a great idea.. one that i know i will need in the future...
    So post anything that is inspirational here...
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    Cheer up. You're not dead

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    How's that for inspirational?


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    OK, this thread was sort of inspired by the poem I'm about to post, which I reckon is awesome.

    The Guy in the Glass

    by Dale Wimbrow, (c) 1934



    When you get what you want in your struggle for pelf,

    And the world makes you King for a day,

    Then go to the mirror and look at yourself,

    And see what that guy has to say.



    For it isn't your Father, or Mother, or Wife,

    Who judgement upon you must pass.

    The feller whose verdict counts most in your life

    Is the guy staring back from the glass.



    He's the feller to please, never mind all the rest,

    For he's with you clear up to the end,

    And you've passed your most dangerous, difficult test

    If the guy in the glass is your friend.



    You may be like Jack Horner and "chisel" a plum,

    And think you're a wonderful guy,

    But the man in the glass says you're only a bum

    If you can't look him straight in the eye.



    You can fool the whole world down the pathway of years,

    And get pats on the back as you pass,

    But your final reward will be heartaches and tears

    If you've cheated the guy in the glass.


    Recommended by such luminaries as Greg Matthews and Mal Meninga, read it. ffs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox
    Recommended by such luminaries as Greg Matthews and Mal Meninga, read it. ffs.
    Mal Meninga? I'll read it then. Maybe read it again. Infact, if the great one rates it, it may be worth reading 3 times. Possibly 4, but that might be a touch over the top - I mean, he's hardly Jamie Lyon.

    What do you think?

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    You guys are so frigging sarcastic.. he comes up with an idea to cheer you all up and you throw it back at us

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piper
    You guys are so frigging sarcastic.. he comes up with an idea to cheer you all up and you throw it back at us
    What? Me? *shakes head*

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    It was a great poem, yes. Understandable and down-to-earth, for one thing. It's one of about two poems I've encountered that I've felt can be used for anything at all - the other, interestingly, was Keats' On First Looking Into Chapman's Homer

    I'm not sure I can say anything that's inspirational, though...mostly I seem to make people depressed when I talk about things that relate to school, since they feel they're inferior to my maths knowledge (this comes out as woefully arrogant, but it's the feeling I get from them). So I'll just hijack the thread and bow down to Mr Wimbrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steds
    What? Me? *shakes head*
    Oh you are so not an angel

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    took you a while eeh piper..to figure that
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    Great poem that.
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    It's probably terribly jingoistic of me, but I find Blake's Jerusalem pretty inspirational.

    And did those feet in ancient time
    Walk upon England's mountains green?
    And was the holy Lamb of God
    On England's pleasant pastures seen?

    And did the Countenance Divine
    Shine forth upon our clouded hills?
    And was Jerusalem builded here
    Among these dark Satanic mills?

    Bring me my bow of burning gold!
    Bring me my arrows of desire!
    Bring me my spear! O clouds unfold!
    Bring me my chariot of fire!

    I will not cease from mental fight,
    Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand
    Till we have built Jerusalem
    In England's green and pleasant land.


    With Parry's music it always gets the hairs on the back of my neck standing up. I think it would be an infinitely better national anthem than our current dirge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby
    It's probably terribly jingoistic of me, but I find Blake's Jerusalem pretty inspirational.

    And did those feet in ancient time
    Walk upon England's mountains green?
    And was the holy Lamb of God
    On England's pleasant pastures seen?

    And did the Countenance Divine
    Shine forth upon our clouded hills?
    And was Jerusalem builded here
    Among these dark Satanic mills?

    Bring me my bow of burning gold!
    Bring me my arrows of desire!
    Bring me my spear! O clouds unfold!
    Bring me my chariot of fire!

    I will not cease from mental fight,
    Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand
    Till we have built Jerusalem
    In England's green and pleasant land.


    With Parry's music it always gets the hairs on the back of my neck standing up. I think it would be an infinitely better national anthem than our current dirge.
    Wow. Same idea as me. You were just quicker with it.




    And yes, I would much rather have that as a national anthem than having to falsely celebrate that we have a posh, rich inbred at the top of our country

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