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If you can keep your chin up
And put your back to the wheel
With your nose to the grindstone...
If you can keep on your toes
Whilst putting your best foot forward
And shoulder the responsibility
While bending over backwards
To face the music...
If you can grasp the nettle with both hands
And turn over a new leaf
While keeping your hand in
And getting your finger out...
If you can stand on your own two feet
And pull your socks up
While standing tall...
If you can keep your feet firmly planted on the ground
And show a clean pair of heels
And treat these two positions just the same...
If you can stick your neck out
And put your head on the block
While holding your head up high
And keeping your ear to the ground...
That would all be most unusual
And what is more,
You'll be a contortionist my son.
If by Steve Wheeler was written in Hope Cove, England on 7 July, 1997 and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.