When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you are trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile but you have to sign

When care is pressing down you a bit,
Rest is you must, but donít 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 had he stuck it out.

Donít give up though the pace is slow,
You might 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 victorís cup,
And he learnt 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 after
To stick to the fight when you are hardest hit
As when things seem worst that you must not quit
A quitter never wins and a Winner never quits.

With profoundest good wishes and admiration to

Thula Ram panditha 15/09/1998