Don't quit

Discussion in 'Poet's Corner' started by justastrangegirl, Jan 31, 2014.

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  1. justastrangegirl

    justastrangegirl Well-Known Member

    When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
    When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
    When funds are low and the debts are high,
    And you want to smile, but 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 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 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 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.

    --Leo Piggott, 1931
  2. scaryforest

    scaryforest Banned Member

    not ever read this before, is positive
  3. justastrangegirl

    justastrangegirl Well-Known Member

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