Monday, April 3, 2017

Yourself to Blame

If things go bad for you --
And make you a bit ashamed,
Often you will find out that
You have yourself to blame ...

Swiftly we ran to mischief
And then bad luck came.
Why do we fault others?

Whatever happens to us,
Here are the words to say,
"Had it not been for so-and-so
Things wouldn't have gone that way."

And if you are short of friends,
I'll tell you what to do --
Make an examination,
You'll find that fault's in you ...

You're the captain of your ship,
So agree with the same --
If you travel downward,
You have yourself to blame.

~ Mayme White Miller

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