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Drifter

Drifter

God gave you guts: don’t let Him down;
Brace up, be worthy of His giving.
The road’s a rut, the sky’s a frown;
I know you’re plumb fed up with living.
Fate birches you, and wry the rod. . .
Snap out, you fool! Don’t let down God.

Oh, yes, you’re on misfortune’s shift,
And weary is the row your hoeing;
You have no home, you drift and drift,
Seems folks don’t care the way you’re going. . .
Well, make them care – you’re not afraid:
Step on the gas – you’ll make the grade.

Believe that God has faith in you,
In you His loving light is shining;
All of you that is fine and true
Is part of Him, so quit your whining. . .
Buck up, son, for your Maker’s sake:
Don’t let Him down – give God a break.



Poem Drifter - Robert William Service