Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Don't Quit

There have been times in my life when I have felt like quitting. It is times like these that I read this poem and continue to push on. I hope that each of you that read this poem will continue on and live your life to the fullest.

Don't 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.

Author Unknown


Gnightgirl said...

Love it!

Janice Thomson said...

Words to take to heart matter who wrote it. Hope all is well.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

Thank you. A timely reminder.

Cheryl said...

I'm an eternal optimist. I don't know why, but it's how I am. I do think there are always better things and better times ahead. You just have to kerp going.

Dave said...

Hi gnightgirl!...I have always Loved it!.. Nice to meet you.

Hi Janice!... All is well. Just feel like giving up every once in awhile. I am fine though.

Hi LGS!... Glad the timing is good!

Hi Cheryl!... "there are always better things and better times ahead" I most certainly agree with that! :-)

Portia said...

awesome post, and just what i needed to read:)