Don’t Quit!

I discovered this poem over on Pinterest yesterday.  It was just what the doctor ordered.  I hope that you enjoy it.

Don't Quit

Don’t Quit

When things go wrong as they sometimes 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 quit.

Life is strange 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 fair and faltering man,
Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the victor’s cup,
And he learned too late when 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 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

This poem was originally posted on The Silver Pen

8 thoughts on “Don’t Quit!

  1. says:

    I have loved this poem for a very long time, even had book plates that had it on it, for putting inside my books with my name many years ago !! I need to reread it though, it is a poem that makes a great point and I am so guilty of giving up at times when I should not !! Thanks for reminding me of this wonderful poem !!
    I will reblog it on my blog too, I agree it is worth sharing !!!

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