Thursday, September 6, 2007

Don't Quit!

As time goes by it becomes a little bit more difficult to remember things. About 7-8 years ago I was in tears, distraught over my vanishing memory, but I'm over that now. Can't remember why I was so upset.

Even though I walk into rooms only to forget why I've come in there, this poem seems to stick in my head. It is the perfect type of sing-song poem I learned as a child, but more importantly the message is spot on!

It seems that as I get older and more "realistic", the reasons why I can't do some thing become myriad, maybe it's true for you as well? You've a goal you're trying to accomplish and man, it seems to be taking forever, maybe you're not supposed to do it, maybe the Universe is saying no? NO! It's no when I say, and not a minute before.

I am sorry that the author of this cherished bit of wisdom is unknown because clearly, they were onto something. So if you've read it before read it again, and if you haven't read it before, please do so now.

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 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
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