27 April 2009

Don't You Quit

One of my favorite poems...

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 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 might succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than
It seems to the 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 afar.
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit,
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.


Laura said...

Hey!! I love that poem. I think I posted it last year on my blog!

Caroline said...

Love that poem Nikki. It really is encouraging and motivating. Thanks for sharing. I finally got a family blog: www.teamharker.blogspot.com if you want to check it out. Keep up the awesome postings!!! I love it!

PDawg said...

:) Thanks for emailing. Glad you don't think I'm a freak. Great poem!

The Morgans said...

Seriously, just what I needed today!

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