About Me

 

Utilizing this digital window to share my understanding of the funder and founder relationships and….
several other things that intrigue me!

Looking out at the inclement weather from my car window I reminisced my days as a door-to-door sales agent. Door to Door sales could be an excruciatingly painful job on occasions when the inclement weather coincided with a day with no or low sales. It was at those times that this poem, “Don’t Quit”, shared with me by my boss, helped tremendously to tide over the tough days. My boss got this poem from his boss.
Later, when I became a manager, a founder and an investor. This poem helped me get over the tough days when the perfect storm brewed right above my head. At times like these that I recite this poem to myself – quietly.
 

Don’t Quit

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.

 

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.

 
The poet remains anonymous. If you know who he/she is, please share it in the comments section.

COMMENTS
  • Jaymin
    December 25, 2017

    Thanks for sharing such wonderful poem. It’s written by John Greenleaf Whittier. You might also check it out on https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35016582-don-t-quit

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  • December 6, 2017

    WooW!! Thanks for sharing!! And the poem was published by Edgar A. Guest.

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      • December 6, 2017

        Don’t you think crowd source is the best way to validate any answer (any thing) practically ?

      • December 7, 2017

        Sure!!

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