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 victors 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 is when things seem worst that you must not quit.
By : Anonymous
I just want to recall my favorite literary piece since I was a student. This poem continued to inspire me for years. At times, we feel that things are not going our way, failure is coming one after the other.... success very far at hand. There were times that we're almost on top but the price that we have to pay for getting there has always been a painful experience. I would say that I've been through a lot. If I could only record all the sound of my cries, perhaps I could end up having a CD track. There were so many times in the past that I wanted to quit for various reasons. I wanted to put myself in isolation. I wanted to withdraw from this world....but every time, I read this poem in a poster which I always hang on the wall of my bedroom, I feel that sudden urge to fight and continue with what I have started. Living in this complicated world is not that easy and life has always been a struggle. To survive, one must be tough. Life is full of challenges and to end victorious, you must have the "will" and the "guts" to face every day's challenges. Sometimes, we've been betrayed by people we trust, left by people we loved, abandoned by people we cared about. But that is part of life. A friend of mine once said that life is like a food....you have to taste both good and bad so you would know how to differentiate the taste.
So now...every time I'm being confronted with a problem, I withdraw! But just for a moment.... just to rest and regain my strenght. After all...we're just humans. We do get hurt. We failed as we are not perfect beings. One said, "the beauty of life is not in never falling, it's rising in every time you fall." So as what this poem suggests....
REST IF YOU MUST BUT DON'T YOU QUIT!!!
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