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A Poster In My Room

--by keepsmiling, posted Dec 19, 2007
Sometimes help comes from the most expected places.  I have this poster in my room, with the title 'Don't Quit':

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.
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Readers Comments

AURELIA wrote: Good advice. I will not quit. THanks. ~Aurelia
Latesha wrote: Very nice. I am planning to print this poem and post it in my office cubicle. I've been going through some tough times in life, but I promise, I wont quit. Thanks! --Latesha
kelley wrote: That is very helpful thank you! God Bless!
pacots wrote: Great poem I am going to read it everyday especially when I am feeling down.
JuneBug wrote: This is a great poster to have! I keep uplifting words on my refrigerator where I see them often...Thank you!

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