Never Give Up Poem

Inspiration to keep moving forward can be found in a "never give up poem". Verses to encourage and motivate you to keep moving forward. Words to reflect upon when you feel you have had enough and you just want to walk away.

By accepting defeat or by throwing in the towel when we are faced with a challenge or a disappointment means that we will never achieve the feeling of success. Many times there is a solution but we just have to step outside the box to see it, or we may have to ask for help or we may just need a break. But the most critical thing is to never give up! As Flavia Weedn said, "If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again."


We hope these poems encourage you to never give up. Share them with others who need a few uplifting words to encourage them!

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  1. If You Give Up
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer, ©2020

    If you give up what will that achieve?
    Will you feel like you've met your needs?
    Giving up can make you feel
    Worse than losing a deal.

    Do you give in when things get hard
    Throw up your hands with no regard
    Giving up on your dreams
    No longer moving forward with any steam.

    When things get difficult for you
    Do you accept defeat too?
    Throw in the towel and say
    No more, I have had it for the day.

    But when you never give up
    You find solutions popping up
    Yes you may have to walk away
    But only for one day.

    Sometimes taking a break
    Is a good thing for your sake
    When faced with a challenging task
    Find others who can help, just ask

    When you never give up you will find
    A success that is like any other kind
    If everything was easy and quick to do
    There would be no satisfaction for you.

    You see, in life, we all must face
    Times when we feel we are in the wrong place
    But we never give up and accept defeat
    For you will find determination is sweet!



  2. Just Keep On
    Poet: Clifton Abbott


    Just keep on a-livin'
    An' keep on a-givin',
    An' keep on a-tryin' to smile;
    Just keep on a-singin'
    A-trustin' an' a-clingin'
    To the promise of an afterwhile.
    For the sun comes up
    An' the sun goes down,
    An' the morning follows night.
    There's a place to rest
    Like a mother's breast,
    An' a time when things come right.

    Just keep on believin'
    An' a-hidin' all your grievin'.
    An' keep on a-tryin' to cheer.
    Just keep on a-prayin'
    A-lovin' an' a-sayin'
    The things that we love to hear.
    For the tide comes in
    An' the tide goes out.
    An' the dark will all turn bright;
    There's a rest from the load
    An' an end to the road.
    An' a place where things come right.



  3. Press On
    Poet: Bernhart Paul Holst

    My Child, press on! you cannot fail
    To climb the crest of mountain high.
    With faith the break of morning hail —
    Unfurl your banner to the sky;
    Who starts aright with zeal and zest.
    With mind and heart in full control,
    And always tries to do the best.
    Will never fail to reach the goal.

    My Youth, press on! surmount the steeps,
    Though they be rocky all the way;
    He fails who feebly crawls and creeps,
    Who stands up bravely wins the day.
    A star of hope gives aid and cheer
    To those who look and press ahead,
    And makes success seem very near
    As on to fortune we are led.

    My Friend, press on! with kind regard
    For all the friends that wish you well.
    And let the fruits of your reward
    O'er all your life cast their sweet spell;
    Sweet are the friends who give us cheer,
    Who grasp our hand and speak kind words,
    Their aid and comfort are more dear
    Than music grand or songs of birds.

    My Love, press on! and love thou me
    With an affection staid and pure,
    For I your truest love will be
    As long as my life shall endure;
    Since love is life and life is love
    And bliss comes only to the true,
    Let us declare, by heaven above,
    You live for me, I live for you.

    Old Age, press on! let courage now,
    With steadfast stride and strengthened soul,
    Give tone to life though head may bow,
    And keep the faith that wins the goal;
    Be true to self, be true to man,
    Be true to God in joy and tears,
    And if you do the best you can,
    You'll win the goal in spite of fears.



  4. Keep Your Grit
    Poet: Louis E. Thayer

    Hang on! Cling on! No matter what they say,
    Push on! Sing on! Things will come your way.
    Sitting down and whining never help a bit -
    Best way to get there is by keeping up your Grit.

    Don't give up hoping when the ship goes down;
    Grab a spar or something, just refuse to drown.
    Don't think you're dying just because you're hit;
    Smile in face of danger and hang on to your Grit.

    Folks die too easy, they sort o' fade away;
    Make a little error and give up in dismay;
    Kind o' man that's needed is the man of ready wit
    To laugh at pain and loss and keep fast hold his Grit.



  5. Never Give Up!
    Poet: Martin Farquhar Tupper

    Never give up! It is wiser and better
    Always to hope than once to despair;
    Fling off the load of doubt’s heavy fetter,
    And break the dark spell of tyrannical care.
    Never give up! or the burden may sink you—
    Providence kindly has mingled the cup,
    And in all trials or troubles, bethink you,
    The watchword of life must be, Never give up!

    Never give up! there are chances and changes
    Helping the hopeful a hundred to one;
    And through the chaos High Wisdom arranges
    Ever success - if you'll only hope on:
    Never give up! for the wisest is boldest,
    Knowing that Providence mingles the cup,
    And of all maxims the best is the oldest,
    Is the true watchword of Never give up!

    Never give up! - though the grape-shot may rattle,
    Or the full thunder-cloud over you burst,
    Stand like a rock - and the storm or the battle
    Little shall harm you, though doing their worst.
    Never give up! If adversity presses,
    Providence wisely has mingled the cup,
    And the best counsel in all your distresses
    Is the stout watchword of - Never give up!

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