Abridged version of George Washington Light poem as it appeared in an Australian newspaper from 1850's , reference to having the blues!

	Keep Cool

Is a lion in the way?
Keep Cool
Tell him you respect his pride
But, that you may go ahead
He must please to stand aside
Keep Cool


Does he rouse & show his teeth?
Keep Cool
Tell him you enjoy the laugh
Give a single lightning glance
And he'll dwindle to a calf
Keep Cool


Are you hampered by the blues?
Keep Cool
When you find your conscience clean,
With your hands & brains at work
Not a devil will be seen
Keep Cool


Has a Shylock left you thin?
Keep Cool
He's the loser - don't despair
Now that your eye-teeth are through,
Keep your temper; grin and bear
Keep Cool


Does a villain slander you?
Keep Cool
He can never hit his mark
Since his nature is so mean,
Let the snarling puppy bark
Keep Cool


Should the prince of serpents hiss
Keep Cool
Show him truth's old honest whip
When he sees you bold and firm
You will find that off he'll slip
Keep Cool


Can't you stand upon your sense?
Keep Cool
Queer that you should think you can!
Prudent people fathom sense
With a golden plummet man
Keep Cool


Cannot you reform the world?
Keep Cool
Only one thing you can do
Give a brave heart to the work
Heaven wants no more of you
Keep Cool


Let things jostle as they will
Keep Cool
Seize this truth with heart & hand
He that ruleth well himself,
Can the universe withstand
Keep Cool.

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