Keep Sweet

A poem that reminds us no matter what happens we should turn the other cheek and not focus on the negative but keep our attitude positive! Wise words in these verses by Strickland Gillilan.



an inspiring poem by Strickland Gillilan


Keep Sweet
by Strickland Gillilan


Don't be foolish and get sour when things don't just come your way-
Don't you be a pampered baby and declare, "Now I won't play!"
Just go grinning on and bear it;
Have you heartache? Millions share it,
If you earn a crown, you'll wear it-
Keep sweet.

Don't go handing out your troubles to your busy fellow-men -
If you whine around they'll try to keep from meeting you again;
Don't declare the world's "agin" you,
Don't let pessimism win you,
Prove there's lots of good stuff in you-
Keep sweet.

If your dearest hopes seem blighted and despair looms into view,
Set your jaw and whisper grimly, "Though they're false, yet I'll be true."
Never let your heart grow bitter;
With your lips to Hope's transmitter,
Hear Love's songbirds bravely twitter,
Keep sweet.

Bless your heart, this world's a good one, and will always help a man;
Hate, misanthropy, and malice have no place in Nature's plan.
Help your brother there who's sighing.
Keep his flag of courage flying;
Help him try- 'twill keep you trying-
Keep sweet.


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