The Original Poem

many years ago, author unknown, this poem has been an encouragement to millions
worldwide. Timeless, it captures the true essence of endurance. Like
Desiderata, it is a poem we kept very close to us as children. The author’s words
instill resilience, endurance and perseverance, the promise of victory at the
end of your struggles. It is one of a kind and one we must share with others to
help them overcome difficult times.

is a blessing to share it with you today. Enjoy.


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


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.


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’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.

– Author unknown

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