Vintage verse – See It Through by Edgar Guest


See It Through

When you’re up against a trouble,
. . . .Meet it squarely, face to face;
Lift your chin and set your shoulders,
. . . .Plant your feet and take a brace.
When it’s vain to try to dodge it,
. . . .Do the best that you can do;
You may fail, but you may conquer,
. . . .See it through!

Black may be the clouds about you
. . . .And your future may seem grim,
But don’t let your nerve desert you;
. . . .Keep yourself in fighting trim.
If the worst is bound to happen,
. . . .Spite of all that you can do,
Running from it will not save you,
. . . .See it through!

Even hope may seem but futile,
. . . .When with troubles you’re beset,
But remember you are facing
. . . .Just what other men have met.
You may fail, but fall still fighting;
. . . .Don’t give up, whate’er you do;
Eyes front, head high to the finish.
. . . .See it through!

by Edgar Guest (1881-1959)

Photo by Christine Klocek-Lim

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