Dont Quit.

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all up hill,
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 everyone 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 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 afar;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit -
It's when things seem worst that you mustn't quit.


I recently used this poem to lift the drooping spirits of a loved one. It always strikes me that the author is annonymous ( Till the time I learned the meaning of annonymous, I recited this poem as, "Dont Quit, by Mr. Annonymous"...hehehe!!) and I often wonder who that person is, whose burst of verbal wisdom inspires people over the years and circumstances.

Here's to you my persistent friend!!

- me

Comments

Vadapoche said…
Finally!!!!!!!!!!! Welcome back.
Gr8 poem.
Vadapoche said…
Read IF by Rudyard Kipling
Aarthi said…
I loved "Success is failure turned inside out" and thanks for fulfilling my wish...
Karthick said…
Hey Good poem. Really it lifted my spirits as i was lil down...
Unknown said…
hi ashika, tat was good..and did boost up my spirits as i felt like giving up..thank you

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