The Quitter

Discussion in 'Positive Feelings and Motivational Messages' started by Mightbehere, May 6, 2009.

  1. Mightbehere

    Mightbehere Well-Known Member

    When you're lost in the Wild, and you're scared as a child,
    And Death looks you bang in the eye,
    And you're sore as a boil, it’s according to Hoyle
    To cock your revolver and . . . die.
    But the Code of a Man says: "Fight all you can,"
    And self-dissolution is barred.
    In hunger and woe, oh, it’s easy to blow . . .
    It’s the hell-served-for-breakfast that’s hard.

    "You're sick of the game!" Well, now that’s a shame.
    You're young and you're brave and you're bright.
    "You've had a raw deal!" I know — but don't squeal,
    Buck up, do your damnedest, and fight.
    It’s the plugging away that will win you the day,
    So don't be a piker, old pard!
    Just draw on your grit, it’s so easy to quit.
    It’s the keeping-your chin-up that’s hard.

    It’s easy to cry that you're beaten — and die;
    It’s easy to crawfish and crawl;
    But to fight and to fight when hope’s out of sight —
    Why that’s the best game of them all!
    And though you come out of each gruelling bout,
    All broken and battered and scarred,
    Just have one more try — it’s dead easy to die,
    It’s the keeping-on-living that’s hard.