Wednesday, November 7, 2012


When Things Go Wrong



When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the 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 don't you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won had he 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 faint and faltering man,
Often the struggler has given up,
When he might have 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 the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far,
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit ––
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.

~ Anonymous

8 comments:

Silverfiddle said...

The next four years will be interesting, as in the old Chinese saying, "May you live in interesting times."

cube said...

Thanks for the inspiration. We can't do anything but fight against the onslaught of a lame duck Obama administration.

Waylon said...

Who'd a thunk it? But if a fake American can become President why not a "Fake Cherokee" winning the ballot, too?

That would assume a real American would be one that recognizes the uniqueness of the country and its founding ideals in the sordid history of the world. A sorry day for those ideals and real Americans with the re-election of a rabid -foaming-at-the-mouth collectivist.

The newly elected asshole is the same as the old asshole, IMO.

Ducky's here said...

No Waylon, there's a new sheriff in town.

Harry Reid has already stated he's making changes to the filibuster rules if the rethugs get frisky.
Now that he doesn't have blue dogs like Joe Lieberman and others to deal with there are going to be some changes made.

Payback's a bitch.

Waylon said...

Ducky, so who's the sheriff today, the "Fake Cherokee"?

Get back to preening with your daddy, Big Bird. Will he get a reprieve now that the real new sheriff has hung up his spurs?

What's up with the "gun stocks" running up today? Did Obama promise all his fans a new gun to go with their new phones?

Thersites said...

Harry Reid will have a pretty hard time passing bills w/o the House, fillibuster or not, duckman.

Get used to kissing boehners big behind. He likes it.

FreeThinke said...

Oscualating the vortex deep in the recesses of Boehner's puckered perineum ought to suit Canardo's tastes perfectly, I should think.

His tastes run so avidly towards unsanitary funk.

FreeThinke said...

Well, now I know how to stop Canardo. Just accuse him of anal osculation.

The truth is a very powerful weapon.