IF by Kristian Kipling – though not a patch on the original

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IF by Kristian Kipling – though not a patch on the original

22 Jun ’12 Digital Learning IF 0

IF

If you can keep on reading when all about you
Are losing lives and blaming it on their VDU;
If you can thrust yourself onward when foes attack you,
Make defences for their onlaughts too:
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Press the z key, sit and wait, ignore the lies,
Or being slated don’t give way to slating,
You’ll complete the level, you look real wise;

If you use command verbs wisely and keep your virtue,
Explore the dark deep cavern, with brass lantern torch,
Maintain health, and monstrous foes don’t hurt you,
If all men guild with you, but none too much:
If you solve the problem in under sixty minutes
With gold coins tallied, achievements won,
Yours is the Leaderboard and everyone that’s on it,
And—which is more—you’ll win the game, my son!

I am not looking to upset the poetry circle or upset the IF community, just having fun with language.

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