Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Dont Quit

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all up hill,
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 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 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.

This poem has been the guiding light, through my years of engineering here, and will continue to be, for years to come. When my life seems to be in wrecks, when I feel low, when I feel devastated, I still look for this poem, on the wall of my room to give me the strength to keep me going.

2 comments:

Trinath Gaduparthi said...

The poem is an inspiration to every one who is facing a wall!!!

Sri Vallabha said...

@Trinath

You are GAWD