If you are up against a problem,
Squarely meet it, face to face
Set your shoulders and raise your chin,
Plant your feet and brace yourself.
If trying to dodge it is in vain,
Do the best you're going to do;
You could lose, but you could conquer,
See through it!
The clouds above you might be dark.
And it might seem like the future is bleak,
Don't let the nerve desert you, though;
Stick to the battle trim.
If the worse is bound to occur,
In spite of everything you can do,
Running from that is not going to save you,
Around it, see it
Even hope may seem to be hopeless, however,
When you're beset by challenges,
Yet bear in mind that you are facing
Only what other men had encountered
You can lose, but combat still drops;