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Today’s thought for the bereaved – Don’t Give Up!

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Poem for the recently bereaved, Don’t Give Up

A poem that reminds us to don’t give up, take each day one at a time, moment by moment if you need too. The person you lost would never want you to give up, but instead to carry on ….

Don’t Give Up

When things go wrong; as they sometimes will
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill
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 odd with its twists and turns
As everyone of us sometimes learns

And many a fellow turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out.
Don’t give up though the pace seems 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 victor’s cup

And he learned too late when the night came 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 afar
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit
It’s when things seem the worst that you must not quit.
~ Author Unknown

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About Colette Byrne

Mother to a bright 11 year old daughter, Widowed in 2008 & founder of the Irish bereavement website, Widow.ie. Qualified as a Pharmaceutical Technician back in the day, currently working in Accounts.