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By: Edgar Guest

Failure is ceasing to try!

“Tis accepting defeat

And to all you may meet

Giving voice to a sigh;

“Tis in thinking it vain

To attempt furthermore

And in bowing to pain

When the muscles grow sore.

Failure is stepping aside

From the burnt of the fray

In a weak-hearted way,

Being content to abide

In the shadows that fall,

And in being afraid

Out of life, after all,

Nothing’s left to be made

Failure is thinking despair,

The forsaking of hope,

And refusal to cope

With the day’s round of care,

It’s in heeding the cry,

“All is lost!” and to stay

With defeat and not try

For the happier day.