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A poem by Joyeeta Roy, XII ‘C’

Source: The Loyolean, Chp 6, Vol II, 2006 

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,

When the road you are 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,

Where 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 struck it out.

Don’t give up when the pace seems slow,

You may succeed with another blow.

Success is failure turned inside out

I he silver tint of the clouds on doubt

And you never can tell how close you are,

It may be near when it seems so far.

So stick to the fight hardest hit,

It’s when things seem worse that you mustn’t quit.