Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Quit and You Lose

Oh well, as the cliche goes, "When it rains, it pours..." True to its meaning, yesterday was another storm for yours truly. The light at the end of the tunnel was indeed elusive. I'm lost, and I can't seem to find my way back. Seeing Nimmy over a cup of ice cream was all that I was hoping for since Monday. I saw Nimmy yesterday, ordered ice cream generously topped with blueberry, kiwi and cherries. What I thought to cure my blues (the ice cream) was ineffective. I almost cried. 

During these low-moments in my life, I can't help but write to release these emotions. My friends have their own struggles in life, and I don't want to share into their own concerns. Pardon me if I write a lot of  melodramatic entries. Still, thanks to those who put encouraging comments. It feels like someone's listening. Whatever the case may be, I still appreciate the fact that I can write and release. 

This morning, I bumped into one of the most powerful poem I read in my entire life. Thoughts like these keeps me going. Let me share this to all of you: 

Don't Quit
by: Edgar Guest

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you are 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 queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometime 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 might succeed with another blow...

Success is failure turned inside out - 
the silver tint of the clouds of doubt - 
And you can never tell how close you are, 
It may be near when it seems afar; 
So stick to the fight when are hardest hit - 
It's when things get worse that you mustn't quit! 


  1. When life throws stones, I hide under the mantle of my childhood.

    Be strong dude. Everything is just a passing moment.

  2. Thanks Mugen. I don't have any idea as to how I'll hide myself underneath my childhood, or to say the least, that idea, never crossed my mind. But you're right. This is just a passing moment... And I only hope that it passes me quick. :(

  3. Leo, you okay? Whats going on? Youve been awfully depressed this month, I just read.

    Your stories speak of troubles and trials, but since you aren't being specific, one can only surmise as to the nature of the problems that beset you.

    People will say you;ll get through this, well, they're right. Most of the time. Some of us allow these trials to break them; therefor I wish you courage to make difficult decisions. And to choose the right path.

    Tell Nimmy you really need him now.


  4. @kane-no I'm not ok, but I know this won't be for long. I can still manage.

    Nimmy knows everything and he's always there for me. Thanks for those words of encouragement.

    I'll be fine for sure.

  5. We all harbor on treacherous tunnels most of the time. The best part is, the human spirit is made for survival: it will always work on our behalf however dark our mindsets might be.

    Just be strong. After all storms, there is a definite calm. Attain this by time. Let your feelings out. Another vital thing is to gauge an action about this. You can't really expect things to get mended on their own, right?

    Good luck Leo. I'm sorry if I sound a little reprimanding at a younger age than yours. :/

  6. @greenbreaker - it does make sense to me. i dont mind being reprimanded, yours actually sounds like an advice from a very close friend.

    i appreciate it much.


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