If things go bad for you-
And make you a bit ashamed,
Often you will find out that
You have yourself to blame…

Swiftly we ran to mischief
And then the bad luck came.
Why do we fault others?
We have ourselves to blame…

Whatever happens to us,
Here are the words we say,
“Had it not been for so-and-so
Things wouldn’t have gone that way.”

And if you are short of friends,
I’ll tell you what to do_
Make an examination,
You’ll find the fault’s in you…

You’re the captain of your ship,
So agree with the same_
If you travel downward,
You have yourself to blame.

….Mayme White Miller