We take a short break from our contributions from Holland Park School, with this poem sent in by an Anonymous contributor.
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 strange with its twists and turns
As everyone one of us sometimes learns.
And many a failure turns about
When you might have won had you stuck it out
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow
You may succeed with another blow!
Success is failure turned inside out
The silver tint on the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell just how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far
So stick it out when you’re hardest hit
It’s when things seem worst, that you must not quit