Monday, November 10, 2008

the Don't Quit poem

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,
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 every one 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 he might have captured the victor's cup,
And he learned too late when the night slipped 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 so far,
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit--
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.

- Author unknown


"It's never too late to become the person you might have been."
George Elliot

21 comments:

stargurrl13 said...

Exactly what I needed to hear!

I'm praying for Quince and thoughts of him inspire me to have great days!

Hope all is well there, my friend!

Please pray my interview goes well on Wednesday!

April said...

Oh, I so love that poem! Thanks for a little shot of inspiration today! Something we could all use more of! Enjoy the rest of your day! :)

Adventure girl wanna be said...

Excellent! Excellent! Thanks;)

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Not only can I use this poem right now, but I have a friend I'm going to forward it to.

Thank you for your uplifting reminder that we can pull through whatever life tosses our way.

photowannabe said...

This is truly inspirational. I have someone that needs to hear this right now. Thanks so much.

Darlene said...

I LOVE that what a great inspirational poem!

Baby Favorite said...

I LOVE that.

big hair envy said...

Your post hits home in more ways than one. Thanks for sharing!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Hi, just dropping by to visit your blog. Thanks for the lovely comment.

Jen

Brandi said...

Thank you for your comment - I am glad that you are my blog friend too! You are always so inspirational - and once again you lifted us all up!

Jules from "The Roost" said...

What a beautiful poem that I needed to read! Thank you!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

What a great poem! Thanks for inspiring me today. Thank you for visiting my blog! I love your sweet comments!

Daphine said...

Loved this! It ministered and encouraged me in more ways than one! Thanks so much for posting this!

Maggie May said...

That IS such a positive poem! Thank you for publishing it! A great help to everyone who reads it!
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Busy Bee Suz said...

beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
Suz

Elizabeth said...

Very nice. Thank you.

Joe Martino said...

This used to hang in my parents house. I have it somewhere around my house now as well but it was timely today. :)

Jason, as himself said...

So inspirational! Thank you for this important reminder.

Audra Krell said...

Thank you so much for sharing this! How great is our God, that he gives us just what we need, exactly when we need it. No, no, it is never too late.

Weeksie50 said...

You are so sweet! Thanks for the lovely comment yesterday it made my day!

I loved Cider House Rules but hated the movie..ugh. I haven't read any John Grishm books lately..

What a beautiful poem..

Michelle said...

My mom had this poem when I was growing up; it was nice to read it again - it's so true!

Thank you for visiting my blog and commening on the post "Down syndrome creed" - I'm so far behing on my blogging, but have been meaning to come visit you.