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!
– Edgar Guest, See It Through (1917)
I love receiving kind words of encouragement from friends & family. Receiving this poem from a friend today was an incredible gift. This poem means a lot to me as I hope it will for some of you. As Oscar Wilde says,  It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.”
– Jenni

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