If For Girls - 11x14" double matChoose Color Below
If For Girls is a complementary piece for If by Rudyard Kipling. This version is written by J.P. McEvoy and designed by Sherrie Lovler. The lettering is a type face (not calligraphy this time). Perfect gift for the young woman in your life. Comes in 8x10" and 11x14" matted, or matted and framed. For more information see About the Prints.
11 x14" outside mat
7 x 10" inside mat
If for Girlsby J. P. McEvoy (adapted from Rudyard Kipling)
If you can hear the whispering about youAnd never yield to deal in whispers, too;If you can bravely smile when loved ones doubt youAnd never doubt, in turn, what loved ones do;If you can keep a sweet and gentle spiritIn spite of fame or fortune, rank or place,And though you win your goal or only near it,Can win with poise or lose with equal grace;
If you can meet with Unbelief, believing,And hallow in your heart, a simple creed,If you can meet Deception, undeceiving,And learn to look to God for all you need;If you can be what girls should be to mothers:Chums in joy and comrades in distress,And be unto others as you'd have the othersBe unto you -- no more, and yet no less;
If you can keep within your heart the powerTo say that firm, unconquerable "No,"If you can brave a present shadowed hourRather than yield to build a future woe;If you can love, yet not let loving master,But keep yourself within your own self's clasp,And not let Dreaming lead you to disasterNor Pity's fascination loose your grasp;
If you can lock your heart on confidencesNor ever needlessly in turn confide;If you can put behind you all pretensesOf mock humility or foolish pride;If you can keep the simple, homely virtueOf walking right with God -- then have no fearThat anything in all the world can hurt you --And -- which is more -- you'll be a Woman, dear.