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POEM: DON’T QUIT

When things go wrong as they sometime will,

when the road your trudging seems all up hill,

When funds are low and 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 please don’t quit.


Life is queer with it’s twist and turns

as every one of us sometimes learns

and many a failure turns about

when we might have won if we’d 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 learned to late as the night slipped down

how close he was to that victor’s crown.

Success is failure turned inside out,

the silver tent of the clouds of doubt,

and you can never 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 seems worse that

YOU MUST NOT QUIT.