Don’t Quit – Edgar Allan Poe

When Things go wrong, as they sometimes will,

When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,

When the funds are low and debts are high,

And you want to Smile but 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 if he’d stuck it out,

Don’t give up though the pace seems slow,

You might succeed with another blow.

Often the struggler has given up,

When he might 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 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.


Your mouth.
It’s mightier than the sword.
Once you’ve said something hurtful,
You can never take it back.
And once the person heard what you’ve said,
You may have stabbed that person deep in the heart.
Watch out your words.
They’re tornadoes.
And if you cannot control them,
Years from now people may avoid you.
They may forgive you too.
But the heart that torn into pieces,
Would never be able to forget that.
And though people know revenge is not good,
They will plan to do it anyway.
Even when they realise that revenge is evil,
They will not forget how evil you words were too.
So be careful with your mouth and your words.
Because you always carry them wherever you go,
Whenever you go,
And they are always following you.
The sword is a part of your body.
And my friend, if you’re not careful with it,
That sword might kill you as well,
And never stop to haunt you.

8.20 pm