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Today I’ve added the poem: “Don’t Quit” to my Poems page.  To be honest, I thought I’d added way back when I added “If” to the Poems page, but I stumbled upon “Don’t Quit” today and went to see if it was there and it wasn’t, so I’m correcting this error.
I first read this poem MANY years ago (back in the early 1970’s), and copied it into my journal.  Over the years, I’ve seen it on posters and T-shirts and most recently on web sites.  I have it as “Author Unknown” and many web sites refer to it this way.  I have noticed a number of sites claiming their father, mother, Grandma or whatever wrote the poem, but I’ve never seen any proof of authorship and I guess, there is none or it would have been provided by now.  I find a certain sadness in people wanting to believe their relative wrote this. Even if they wrote it out in their own handwriting, that is not “proof”.  After all, it appears in my handwriting, in my journal, from back in 1972, and that doesn’t mean I wrote it.
Anyway, it’s a beautiful and inspirational little poem and I hope you’ll take a few moments from your day to lift your spirits…
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