Try this on for poetry:
“It’s easy to cry that you’re beaten - and die;
It’s easy to crawfish and crawl;
But to fight and to fight when hope’s out of sight -
Why, that’s the best game of them all!
And though you come out of each grueling bout,
All broken and beaten and scarred,
Just have one more try - it’s dead easy to die,
It’s the keeping-on-living that’s hard.”
Honest. Earthy. Straight-to-the-point.
Robert Service. Survivor of the Trail of '98.
Bank teller to the Yukon gold rush.
Two more verses to follow.
I read this when even daily frustrations get me going. Have Courage. Did Deep(er). Believe in Yourself. And Trust.
The Quitter: "When you're lost in the Wild, and you're scared as a child ... " Yes, even in a wilderness of our own making.