Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Don't Quit

A friend sent this to me a few years ago, but I've kept it because it helps me when I'm feeling down. Even if I'm not down, it's still a great reminder we can all use. I think in tough economic times this really applies. I really hope everyone enjoys this poem.

Don't Quit
by William Murray Angus

When 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
But you have to sigh
When care is pressing you down a bit
Rest if you must,
But don't you Quit.

Life is strange with its twists and turns
As everyone 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,
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit
It's when it seems the worst
That you Mustn't Quit!