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Don’t Quit

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 fellow 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 came 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.

written by

Edgar A. Guest
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  1. Love this and I can *hear* you reading it.

  2. Thanks,
    With a wife on bed rest, a 4yo struggling with Mommy in bed, a house in shambles due to construction to meet adoption standards, and seemingly not enough of me to go around – I needed to hear this tonight.

    • Smockity Frocks says:

      @John, We have done bedrest a number of times, and know how tough it is on the whole family! I have been hospitalized for preterm labor for 30 days at a time with 2 different pregnancies, so my husband was basically on his own with 4 and 5 kids PLUS work.

      Remember, this will soon pass. It is for a good cause – keeping the baby safe. Keep it up! You can do it! God will sustain you.

      “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galations 6:9

  3. I believe this poem was written by Edgar A. Guest (1881-1959), my mom’s favorite poet

  4. Thank you gor posting this poem. I needed it especially today!

  5. Elizabeth Jaeckle says:

    I printed this poem and am hanging it on the wall. Do you have any other favorite poems? Also, in the vast amounts of spare time you have, would you tell me what texts you use for homeschooling? There are too many choices out there.