Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Don't Quit - anonymous?

Something I read on a Writer's network reminded me of a poem I had heard long ago called "Don't Quit". Its an inspirational piece and very uplifting at that. But when I researched it today, I was surprised to find that it is not universally accepted as a poem written by someone anonymous... wonder what the truth is...

Anyhow, I still love the poem today and wanted to post it to this blog so I never forget the words again. Enjoy!

Don't Quit

When things go wrong
As they sometimes will
And 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 you quit!

Life is queer
With its twists and turns
As everyone of us
Sometimes learns
And many a failure
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 they might have captured
The Victor's Cup
And they learned too late
When the night came down
How close they were
To the golden crown.

Success is failure
Turned inside out
The silver tint
Of the clouds of doubt
And you can never tell
How close you are
It may be near
Though it seems so far
So stick to the fight
When you're hardest hit
Its when things seem worst
That you musn't quit.

- Anonymous :)

1 comment:

Schalken said...

Nice 1 ... truely inspirational