Success is Failure Turned Inside Out

The Don't Quit presentation is based on a famous poem which was written many years ago. The author of this poem is unknown. Sadly, in recent years, a number of people have claimed ownership of the poem and some have even claimed to have written it themselves.  Here is the original poem in it's entirety:
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 victor's cup
And he learned too late when the night slipped down
How close he was to the golden crown
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's when things seem worst that you must not quit
 - Author unknown

1 comment:

Cheryl @ Mandala Oasis said...

Dear, Dear Mystical Sister, Debs...

We just never know how our words, and our interactions with our sisters and brothers will be there to uphold and uplift us... to make our heart smile .... to remind us that we matter, that we've made a difference and that we still do. I thank you dear sister, for the heart print you've left in my life. Today I reflected on the blog comment below, from my Powerful Beyond Measure post in 2007 -- and it makes my soul sing in gratitude for this life...and for you and our connection. I am thankful that our light has shone upon one another...

Shine on dear sister... shine on!

Woundrous blessings and appreciation to you...and your Presence in my lifetime,


Cheryl aka Harmony, my spirit name

Below is your poetry to me:

Royce said...

To Cheryl...

You borrow inspiration from the sky, and music from a wild, free bird. You capture a chime from the late summer breeze,
and from the orchid a word,
You release a song from your heart,
magic from the luminous moon,
You take a dragonfly's winged steps
out of a cobwebbed rune.

From each of your amazing talents you fashion creative magic in your special way...then you share with friends and our hearts hold an authentic,enchanted day!