Don't Quit

Last Update: July 28, 2015

Just wanted to share a poem my college baseball coach gave me the day I tried to quit school. I read this everyday and have 2 masters degrees because someone cared and shared. I think it might help someone and to life in general. Anyway hope someone out there could use or pass along to others.

Don't Quit

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When 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 if he'd 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 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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CherylK Premium
That is so good! Thank you for sharing it.
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MikeC1974 Premium
I pass this along to people in my life and if it helps one more person it's worth the effort.
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KatieMac Premium
Wise coach enjoyed the poem very apt for us all here at WA thanks for sharing
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rushmore1954 Premium
Coach Martin used to tell me the same thing.
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Martstervt Premium
Great poem,and so true.It made a difference in your life.Thanks for sharing!
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