Don'T Quit Poem by Edgar Albert Guest

Don'T Quit

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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 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 when 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, you must not quit.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: inspiration
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
not for me 17 December 2021

its plagiarism

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Emma T 31 July 2020

So relevant for the current pandemic providing inspiration for 2020 that we will get through this.

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Emma. J 01 May 2020

That you can work at your own pace, you can press pause and enjoy more moments more freedom to pursue what you want and not just be a hamster in a wheel

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Barbara blake 28 October 2019

Too true but very hard when u feel you've not had anyone caring about you!

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Marvin Tordillos 09 May 2017

A very inspiring poem, it uplifts your spirit.

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Edgar Albert Guest

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