WHEN THINGS GO WRONG, as they sometimes will
When the road you're trudging seems all up hill
When the funds are low & debts are high
And you want to smile, but 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 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 are hardest hit...
It's when things seem worst that
YOU MUST NOT QUIT!