When things go wrong, as they sometimes will
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill
When the reserves are low and the obligations are high, and you want to smile, but you have to sigh.
When loyalty is pressing you down a little
Rest if you must, but don’t you relinquish.
Truth is questionable with its twists and turns.
As every one of us occasionally learns.
And many obstacles turn about.
When he might have won he stuck it out.
Don’t give up though the pace seems dormant.
You may succeed with another whack.
Frequently the goal is nearer than, it seems to a faint and faltering man.
Frequently the struggler has given up.
When he might have captured the victor’s cup.
And he understood too late when the night fell over.
How close he was to the golden crown.
Attainment 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 the hardest hit it’s when things seem worst that you must not cease!