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Rudyard Kipling - White Man's Burden   Arts and Entertainment

Started 11/10/21 by Harold27Z; 534 views.

From: Harold27Z


I dare say not all will appreciate the literary aspect herein.  Alas, not even I can keep everyone happy.  Heaven knows how hard I have tried.

Rudyard Kipling - White Man's Burden

Take up the White Man’s burden—

Send forth the best ye breed—

Go send your sons to exile

To serve your captives' need

To wait in heavy harness

On fluttered folk and wild—

Your new-caught, sullen peoples,

Half devil and half child

Take up the White Man’s burden

In patience to abide

To veil the threat of terror

And check the show of pride;

By open speech and simple

An hundred times made plain

To seek another’s profit

And work another’s gain

Take up the White Man’s burden—

And reap his old reward:

The blame of those ye better

The hate of those ye guard—

The cry of hosts ye humour

(Ah slowly) to the light:

"Why brought ye us from bondage,

“Our loved Egyptian night?”

Take up the White Man’s burden-

Have done with childish days-

The lightly proffered laurel,

The easy, ungrudged praise.

Comes now, to search your manhood

Through all the thankless years,

Cold-edged with dear-bought wisdom,

The judgment of your peers!


From: Pinck0


thumbsup (continué le poème)

We know of times and its wareabout,

As gone into a blow by drunken souls, 

In time as happiest, enjoying a good Stouts... 


In reply toRe: msg 2

From: Harold27Z


I must have truncated a piece of the poem.


From: Pinck0


These are my own words and thoughts,

This is what Poet groups do in knots.

Gonghis (GonghisKhan)

From: Gonghis (GonghisKhan)


My race couldn't become 'White' if needed,

To save my family in a life threatening deed,

 I sure understand like a wrecker ball and its beat.