Be encouraged by these short poems that remind us to keep going. Verses that will remind you to stick to it with persistence and perseverance. In trying to reach our goals all of us at one time or another have faced roadblocks and obstacles.
But as the verses will reflect it we persist and persevere we can reach success.
Share these poems of encouragement with those who are discouraged to remind them to keep going!
If you strike a thorn or a rose.
If it hails or if it snows,
Taint no use to sit and "whine"
When the fish ain't on your line;
Bait your hook and keep on tryin'
When the weather kills your crop.
When you tumble from the top,
S'pose you are out of every dime,
Gettin' broke ain't any crime;
Tell the world you're feelin' prime —
When it looks like all is up,
Drain the sweetness from the cup.
See the wild birds on the wing!
Hear the bells that sweetly ring!
When you feel like sighin' — sing!
I watched a little sailing boat
With crimson wings outspread-
So small - and yet so switch and sure,
It plunged its way ahead-
Through wind and spray and driving rain
Towards the harbour light-
Unshaken by the blinding storm -
Like some great bird in flight...
And so it is in human life
With all its squalls and gales-
It's not the storm that matters,
It's the way we set our sails-
Enables us to steer our course
Through hardship and distress-
And reach the peaceful harbour
Of a well-deserved success.
The lights of life - green and red
Red to stop and green to go ahead
Do we pay attention to when the light is red
Or do we just stop and go to bed.
The red light of life you see
Is just a way to stop and be
It doesn't mean that you'll never go
It only means that you proceed a bit slow
The green light of life you see
Are things working out, we are so happy
But in life, the light is not always green
Things sometimes can fall in-between
So when the light moves forward to green
Keep going ever so keen
But don't give up when the light is red
Otherwise, your dreams and goals will be dead.
Find a way to turn the light to yellow
You may have to adjust and be a bit more mellow
But focusing on that light of green
You will succeed and your work will be seen.
Go Right On Working
Poet: Nixon Waterman
Ah, yes! the task is hard, 'tis true,
But what's the use of sighing?
They're soonest with their duties through
Who bravely keep on trying.
There's no advantage to be found
In sorrowing or shirking;
They with success are soonest crowned
Who just go right on working.
Strive patiently and with a will
That shall not be defeated;
Keep singing at your task until
You see it stand completed.
Nor let the clouds of doubt draw near,
Your sky's glad sunshine murking;
Be brave, and fill your heart with cheer,
And just go right on working.
Poet: Daniel C. Colesworthy
Press on, press on to virtue,
Until the goal is won;
Nor linger with the farewell beams
Of the departing sun.
Move limb and heart; go forth
With majesty and might;
And never tire and never faint,
At daybreak or at night.
Press on, press on to virtue;
The prize you'll win at last,
If with a courage unsubdued,
And firm truth buckled fast,
In Heaven's high name you go.
As sure as morn succeeds
The night, so sure on Glory's page
Will burn Faith's noble deeds.
Just Keep On Going
Poet: Catherine Pulsifer
Defeated we want to quit
But let them tell you a secret:
Defeat brings a chance to learn
Don't fall into the defeatist pattern.
Learn where you went wrong
Then get back on the road and go along
You will find that as you keep going
Success will start showing.
Say no to the defeatist attitude
Hang on with fortitude
Keep going learning along the way
And success will be yours some day.
It is those who stop and do no more
Those who quit and don't try to score
They are the ones that accept defeat
Over and over defeat they repeat.
So keep your head up high
Don't get discouraged, don't sigh
Just keep on going, with a focused goal
Let the roadblocks and challenges roll.