Black Poetry : Don't Quit

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  1. choclatangel

    choclatangel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Don't Quit Poem
    by anonymous

    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.



    I don't know who the poet is that scribe this piece, but I love it! My dad gave me a plaque with this poem for my 14th birthday,it's helped me get through so much in my life I just had to share it with my Destee family.
     
  2. Ikoro

    Ikoro Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Whaaa...

    That was -real- nice. Touching and filled with positivity.

    Thanks... =)

    ~Ikoro
     
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    Really inspiring. Sometimes all we really need is to give that final push to make it over the hill.

    Key-L
     
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    Life is the STruggle

    The last lines say it all--don't give up the struggle--Amun-Ra :spin:
     
  6. choclatangel

    choclatangel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I'm so happy you all took the time to read and comment on this poem. It is an inspiration to me. After my best friend died I felt like I couldn't go on and it's a miracle the night I was going to end my life, someone gave a copy of this poem to me. To this day I believe this is the only reason I'm still alive today.
     
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    Thanks for sharing this. I also have a favorite quote I live by which mirrors this poems exactly! I goes, " Dawn is nearest when night is at its darkest."
     
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    yea it's hard

    to persevere

    but you must

    great piece even though you didn't write it

    lolololololol
     
  10. GHETTOAMBITION

    GHETTOAMBITION Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i really liked dis drop, it was so inspirational

    blackluv and bp
     
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