Don't Quit Poem
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.
Cuando vayan mal las cosas
como a veces suelen ir,
cuando ofrezca tu camino
solo cuestas que subir,
cuando tengas poco haber
pero mucho que pagar,
y precises sonreír
aun teniendo que llorar,
cuando ya el dolor te agobie
y no puedas ya sufrir,
descansar acaso debes
¡pero nunca desistas!
Tras las sombras de la duda
ya plateadas, ya sombrías,
pude bien surgir el triunfo
no el fracaso que temías,
y no es dable a tu ignorancia
figúrate cuan cercano,
pueda estar el bien que anhelas
y que juzgas tan lejano.
Lucha, pues por mas que tengas
en la brega que sufrir,
cuando todo este peor,
mas debemos insistir.