You may have seen this poem already, as it has been around for a long time. I wish I could tell you who wrote this poem, however the author is unknown. For those of you who have not read "The Don’t Quit Poem", I thought you might enjoy it. If you have, read it again 😉 The message is so true, and inspiring. Some days we just need a little reminder of how close we can be to our goal, and we will eventually get there, as long as we don’t quit. You never know how close you are, unless you keep trying. I hope this poem will leave you with feelings of motivation, and inspiration today too.
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
This poem was also made into a presentation video by Dr. Anthony Fernando.
If you would like to watch the presentation, please visit the link:
~ Gentle Hugs