Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Don't Quit

Here's one of my favourite poem, which was written by an anonymous author. As a kid, I saw this poem on a small wooden plaque, and although I didn't fully understand the prose then, I liked it so much that I kept it with me through the years. It is still sitting on my desk at home...

Don't Quit

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
when the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
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 you quit.

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

Often the goal is nearer than it seems to a faint and faltering man;
often the struggler has given up when he might have captured the victor's cup;
and he learned too late when the night came down,
how close he was 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 seem afar;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit
It's when things seem worst that you mustn't quit.

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