Saturday 10 October 2009

Don't Quit

I have posted this up for 'Slouching Past Forty' (a fellow blogger) to read. I have these words printed out and put into a frame which is hung within eyesight of my PC, and I thought they might help her, and others, who are struggling with trying to make headway in their life. They might inspire you as well. By the way, I did not write this poem!

Don't Quit:

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, thouguth the pace seems slow -
You might 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 afar;
So stick to the fight when you are hardest hit
It's when things seem worse....

And to make you smile:

Dear Lord.

I'm thankful for all the food you're giving me.
Thank you for the fish, the snails, the crabs, the shellfish & the seagrass.

But also thank you that I haven't been eaten yet by the bears, the whales, the coyotes, the sharks or by a strange specie called homines.

Thank you Lord'.

(I found this photo and little poem out on the Internet ages ago, and the link I made a note of no longer exists, so if you are the owner of this piece, thankyou..... it always makes me smile)


S said...

Aww. Thank you so much, Vera. I will try to take this poem to heart.

DUTA said...

Very touching, inspiring poem. It's a fountain of wisdom. Thanks for sharing it.

Vera said...

Glad to be of help Slouchy. Bon courage.

Vera said...

Hi Duta, I lean on this poem a lot when I am struggling with the writing, and it was good to post it up for you all.