Poem: Don't Quit by Unknown


I found this poem in a poetry book that I recently check out from my local library entitled, The Best Loved Poems of the American People, selected by Hazel Felleman. I hope you all enjoy it!
- The Soup Chef

Don't Quit by Unkown

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all up hill,
When the funds are low and 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 clouds of doubt--
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seem 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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