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Don’t Quit Poem: Who is the Author?

In my opinion, the Don’t Quit poem is one of the most beautiful, inspiring, and motivating poems ever written. It is a simple poem about finding the strength to persevere despite difficulties in life. The poem’s author, however, is unknown. There has been some controversy surrounding this poem’s authorship over the years.

The author of this classic poem has been claimed by a number of poets over the past few decades.

They include Edgar A Guest, John Greenleaf Whittier, Kristone, Larry S. Chengges, Rick Frutell, Leo Padgett, Joe David Harrison, Sam Candelaria, Clinton Howell, Frank Collins, Alice (Enzio) Zimmerman, Betty Naimo Rich, Gerard Haughey.

The poem is considered public domain by the US Copyright Office. It is not possible to restore protection to works that have fallen into the public domain under the Copyright Act. Any person can use this poem, but they cannot own its copyright.

The author of this beautiful poem is usually listed as Anonymous on most websites, which is because the real author is unknown.

Don’t Quit

by Anonymous

When Things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and debts are high,
And you want to Smile but 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 everyone of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won if he’d stuck it out,
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow,
You might succeed with another blow.

Often the struggler has given up,
When he might 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 clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems afar,
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit,
It’s when things seem worst that you mustn’t quit.






Rose DesRochers is a Blogger, Writer, product reviewer and Founder of Today's Woman. Please feel free to contact me if you are a company with a product for me to review.
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