Don’t Quit

A poem so apt to what I’m feeling right now.  This was one poem which was shared to me during my high school days.  As a Preparatory Military Training (PMT) cadette, we were tasked to memorize this one for recitation purposes, and for boosting our morale.  Hope this still works for me now.

DON’T QUIT

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 —

With the things going wrong right now, I hope to still be able to smile.

DON’T QUIT

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About d@rk_@ngel_kn!ght

A traveler at heart, a bystander by nature. On good hair days, I look like a cobra with my hair serving as my "hood". On other days, I'm better off left alone. Genuine, sweet, thoughtful, and simple.

Posted on August 23, 2010, in Poetry, [Life] Lessons Remembered and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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