Begin Again, Don’t Quit!

 

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When you’ve worked your hardest, and given your best,

When you’ve practiced then practiced some more.

When you feel prepared and go for your test,

And confidently step out on the floor

Where all eyes are on you and things can get tough,

But all that you have is still not enough,

Don’t despair or be worried when you take a hit.

Begin again, don’t quit.

 

When you’ve made sacrifices, dedicated your self.

When you’ve turned your whole world upside down,

Giving all of your passion; all other things on the shelf,

And you hope it will mean you don’t drown.

When things don’t go to plan, as is often the case,

And you find yourself being put back in your place,

Though the life jacket didn’t quite fit,

Begin again, don’t quit.

 

When you know what you know, and you do what you do,

When you lead, people follow along.

When people who watch you and look up to you,

In a place where you clearly belong,

If the roulette wheel spins and you don’t end up winning,

And results on the day really don’t leave you grinning,

There are friends in your corner and they’re just going to sit….

Until you begin again and don’t quit.

 

Rachel Sag, May 2018.

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