Wednesday, September 21, 2011



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.

P.S this one is not mine, i read it somewhere, liked it and wanted to share!! Salute to whosoever has written it..!!



  1. This is what rappers should rap instead of the retarded lyrics which they call music.

  2. thing about not quitting and keep fighting is that you are not defeated,,and it is next best thing to winning.

  3. Love this poem. I believe the author is Edgar A. guest if my memory serves me correctly! Than-you for sharing this powerful message!