Francine In Retirement
Seeing Life Through Photography

POEM IN YOUR POCKET DAY – APRIL 30TH

A fellow blogger in her blog post, reminds us that “Poem In Your Pocket” is on April 30, 2015.  She invites us to share a poem with those we know.  Visit her blog for more information. Click here.

I took this photo at the finish line of the Pittsburgh Marathon a few years ago. I’m sure this runner had in mine the encouraging poem below.

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Don’t Quit

 

 

 

 

 

When things go wrong as they sometimes will,

When the road you’re trudging seems all up hill,

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,

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.

– Edgar A. Guest

 BE ENCOURAGED!  BE BLESSED!

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3 Responses to “POEM IN YOUR POCKET DAY – APRIL 30TH”

  1. Thank you, Francine.

  2. One moment of many inspirations.

  3. You really captured a touching moment in this photo. That guy must have been completely exhausted (I just finished a marathon myself – but luckily enough did end up the same way). I love the poem, too, very inspirational.


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