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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 give up.
Life is queer with its twists and turns
As every one of us sometimes learns
And many a failure turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out:
Don't give up though the pace seems slow
You may succeed with another blow.
Success is failure turned inside out
The silver tints of the clouds of doubt
And you can never tell how close you are
It may be near when it seems so far.
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit
It's when things seem worst that you must not give up.

Choice Is Up To You

Life is a bunch of compromises
Make of it the best
Remember all the good things
Forget all the rest
Life is only as good as you make it
Your mood is up to you
Whether you want to be happy or sad
Is up to you to choose
You can go around with a smile on your face
Happy all the way Or you can frown
And let every little thing ruin your day
The choice is up to you my friend
But as for me I choose
To be happy and thankful for what I have
And I offer this information for you to use
I can't force upon you anything
Or choose the way you live
I have done all I can
By giving what I give
But the next time you are having a bad day
Stop and think for a while
Of all your friends and family, and all the good things you
By Allen Hershman


Sometimes my cross is hard to bear
For there is darkness everywhere,
And troubles pile around my door
Like autumn leaves forevermore.
The morning light seems far away,
Like I am stuck in yesterday,
My heart is beating like a drum--
I try to pray, but words won't come.
But then the sun begins to rise
And hope is born within my eyes,
A rainbow forms among my tears
My faith is stronger than my fears!

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