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Monday, September 6, 2010

Don't Quit

When things go wrong, as they some times 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 fellow 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 can never 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 mustn't quit.

Author Unknown


  1. Exactly what I need to hear right now - we seem to be having a run of ill luck.

    Thanks for sharing this.

  2. A very good poem that one should read every once in awhile ~ thanks for sharing it Deb!
    xo Catherine

  3. Excellent poem of encouragment. A good reminder even when thing are going well.

  4. This is one of my favorite poems, I love the encouragement ...another poem I love is by Dorothy Parker:


    Razors pain you;
    Rivers are damp;
    Acids stain you;
    And drugs cause cramp.
    Guns aren't lawful;
    Nooses give;
    Gas smells awful;
    You might as well live.

  5. Hi Deb, What a Wonderful Poem:)How nice to Share, Hope all is Well.
    Have a Wonderful weekend ~


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