Poem for Today ~ See it Through

See it Through

Edgar Guest

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!


Something to Think About

I read a feel good, heart warming story of a dad of 4 who has beaten cancer three times. During his last stay at the hospital he walked a marathon (26.2 miles) inside the hospital while being cheered on by the nurses. He called it a ‘marathon of purpose.’ He said in an interview, “The question isn’t whether we’ll have a challenge or not. The question is how we’re are going to live up to that challenge.” You can read the story here.  We all have challenges. We can use this man’s example of courage in the face of adversity to motivate us to rise above the challenges we face  and claim our victory.

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