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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.

 

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The hills are high, the slope grows steeper;
Don’t think I’m gonna make it.
Then I’ll be loser, not a keeper.
Could I fool some – just fake it?

The way is hard and it grows darker;
Don’t think I’m gonna make it.
I’ve only passed the half-mile marker
A failure?  Can I take it?

I’ll bow my neck, keep persevering,
And when doubt comes, I’ll shake it.
I’ll win the race; I’ll hear the cheering.
I think I’m gonna make it!

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© Dennis Allen Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2016.

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              For Those Who Fail

“All honor to him who shall win the prize,”
The world has cried for a thousand years;
But to him who tries and fails and dies,
I give great honor and glory and tears.

O great is the hero who wins a name,
But greater many and many a time,
Some pale-faced fellow who dies in shame,
And lets God finish the thought sublime.

And great is the man with the sword undrawn,
And good is the man who refrains from wine;
But the man who fails and yet fights on,
Lo! he is the twin-born brother of mine!

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