Saturday, October 18, 2008

117- "DON'T QUIT!".......

(Have printed hundreds of copies of this poem over the years for persons...not sure of the author's name, but I like it!)

"When things go wrong, as they sometimes will, when the road you're trudging seems all up hill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high, And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit, Rest, if you must--but don't quit!

Life is queer with its twists and turns, As everyone of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about When you might have won had you stuck it out;
Don't give up, though the pace seems slow--You might succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than It seems to a faint and faltering person,
Often the struggler has given up When you might have captured the victor's cup.
And you learned too late, when the night slipped down,
How close you were to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out--The silver tint of the clouds of doubt--
And you never can tell how close you are, It may be near when it seems afar;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit--It's when things seem worse that you mustn't quit!"

(Shared in the squire's way blog!)

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