Thursday, January 16, 2014


I thought I would read you a poem today! 
Have a great one!

Keep a-Goin'*

If you strike a thorn or rose,
   Keep a-goin'!
If it hails or if it snows,
   Keep a-goin'!
'Taint no use to sit an' whine
When the fish ain't on your line;
Bait your hook an' keep a-tryin'--
  Keep a-goin'!

When the weather kills your crop,
   Keep a-goin'!
Though 'tis work to reach the top, 
  Keep a-goin'!
S'pose you're out o' ev'ry dime,
Gittin' broke ain't any crime;
Tell the world you're feelin' prime-
  Keep a-goin'!

When it looks like all is  up,
  Keep a-goin'!
Drain the sweetness from the cup,
  Keep a-goin'!
See the wild birds on the wing,
Hear the bells that sweetly ring,
When you feel like singin', sing-
  Keep a-goin'!

*Frank L. Stanton

From One Hundred and One Famous Poems
 with a Prose Supplement
An Anthology Compiled by Roy J. Cook
Revised Edition, published in 1958
by The Reilly & Lee Co. Publishers, Chicago

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