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.