Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Don’t Quit Poem

When things go wrong,as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudgingseems 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 every one 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 slipped 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 seems so far,
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit--
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.

- Author unknown


Leisl said...

Hi Selina

I've been reading your blogs for a while tho and they're great and inspiring. I loved the poem too by the way and have copied it to put amongst my stuff to read from time to time.


Hanni said...

Wow just what i needed to read right now thanks for sharing hope you dont mind me stealing!!!

Mel said...

Hey Selina. Thanks for sharing - I loved it. I'll be keeping a copy too. :)

Anonymous said...

Hey gorgeous - love you x

Anonymous said...

you didnt write that did you? that poem was amazing.