PAUL ORSHOSKI

   CHILDREN’S AUTHOR & POET

 

TOO SOON TO QUIT

When you've given a task all the effort you can

And obstacles mount which alter your plan,

Human nature advises you just to retreat,

To simply give up and face your defeat.

But through your despair you must never omit

A belief that it's always too soon to quit.


So close you came in years gone by

To achieving success in the endeavors you tried.

But the nearer you came to reaching the top

Impatience won out and you chose to stop.

Had you only continued you soon would have known

The rewards of reaping what you had sown.


With age comes wisdom and the vision to see

That you simply must truly persist to succeed.

Through faith you discover that hope is not dead,

What you long for awaits you straight up ahead.

And the lesson you learned was hard to admit,

Forever and always it's too soon to quit.