Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Don't Quit Poem

Here is a really wonderful poem by an unknown author, which has just the right message for the days when things don't go quite as one would have liked.  It's also good poetry and my dh remarked, that it is just the kind of a poem that children were made to memorize many moons ago when memorization and elocution were an important part of education.  I think every home educating parent has to keep this one handy:) Enjoy!

hen 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.

ife 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.

ften 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.

uccess 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 --


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