The Don’t Quit Poem

I just would like to share to you guys this poem…
I saw this somewhere, and it really inspired me… NOT TO QUIT.




Don’t Quit Poem
by anonymous

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all up hill,
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 failure turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don’t give up, though 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 afar;
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit;
It’s when things seem worst that you mustn’t quit.

Special thanks to Pinoy Law

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3 Responses to The Don’t Quit Poem

  1. gudang says:

    i like that poem! :D
    we have a copy of that poem here in our house, and it’s in a picture frame. :D hehe share! :)

    –gudang!

  2. dave says:

    The poem was published as early as 1901 though was extremely popular among American union workers in the 1920s. Several union journal newsletters of the early 1920s have the poem published.

    A parchment of the poem was even presented to Lou Gehrig at his retirement at Yankee Stadium on July 4, 1939.

    It’s been around for awhile.

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