See It Through

When you're up against a trouble,
Meet it squarely, face to face;
Lift your chin and set your shoulders,
Plant your feet and take a brace.
When it's vain to try to dodge it,
Do the best that you can do;
You may fail, but you may conquer,
See it through!
Black may be the clouds about you
And your future may seem grim,
But don't let your nerve desert you;
Keep yourself in fighting trim.
If the worst is bound to happen,
Spite of all that you can do,
Running from it will not save you,
See it through!

Even hope may seem but futile,
When with troubles you're beset,
But remember you are facing
Just what other men have met.
You may fail, but fall still fighting;
Don't give up, whate'er you do;
Eyes front, head high to the finish.
See it through!

by Edgar Albert Guest

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Great poem by the great poet.....10++++++++
A wonderful poem that I recited at graduation ceremonies at Morey Junior High. We were getting ready to move from 9th grade to 10th grade in High School. It is as true today as it was in 1952.
Ma sha Allah. A very touching, inspiring and uplifting poem. Remain hopeful through adversity.
It is a wonderful motivational poem on how to face an adversity or an adverse event in life. Fight it out, with the best of efforts so that one may be able to thwart it and even if one fails in this effort, it shall be of some solace that we have tried our best. Fantastic.
What an inspiring poem!
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