I believe this is an Irish poem – I just love it !
When things go wrong as they sometime will
when the road your trudging seems all uphill .
When the funds are low and 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 do not quit.
Life is strange with its twists and turns,
as everyone of us sometimes learns,
and many fellows turn about when he might have won
had he just 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 far and faltering man often the shiggler has given up when he might have captured the victors cup
and he learned to late when night came down , how close he was to the golden crown .
success id failure turned inside out
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt
and you can never tell how close you are
it may be near when it seems afar
so stick with the fight when you are hardest hit –
Its when things get seem worst you mustn’t quit .