CENTERING WITH LANGUAGE: THE POET’S ART
Unfortunately, our guest speaker Dorrie Iten is not coming.
As an alternative we decided to have a do-it-yourself poetry evening, that is, we would be grateful for any contributions of your favourite poetry and perhaps a story behind it. We could put the poem on the visualizer to show it on the screen while listening to your recital.
If you think you are beaten, you are;
If you think you dare not, you don't.
It is almost a cinch you won't.
If you think you'll lose, you've lost;
For out in this world we find
Success begins with a person's 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 the prize.
Life's battles don't always go
To the stronger or faster man;
But sooner or later the person who wins
Is the one who thinks he can!
"Thinking" is a poem written by Walter D. Wintle, a poet who lived in the late 19th and early 20th century.