My Cart 
Login 

Previous

Keep Tryin'
by
Edwin C. Ranck


Next
 

When you're feelin' blue as ink
     An' your spirits 'gin to sink,
Don't be weak an' take a drink
     But
               Keep Tryin'.

There are times when all of us
     Get riled up and start a muss,
But there ain't no use to cuss,
     Just
               Keep Tryin'.

When things seem to go awry,
     And the sun deserts your sky,
Don't sit down somewhere and cry,
     But
               Keep Tryin'.

Everybody honors grit,
     Men who never whine a bit--
Men who tell the world, "I'm IT"
     And
               Keep Tryin'.

Get a hustle on you NOW,
     Make a great, big solemn vow
That you'll win out anyhow,
     And
               Keep Tryin'.
All the world's a battlefield
     Where the true man is revealed,
But the ones who never yield
               Keep Tryin'.

This poem is in the public domain.

 

Purchase a framed print of this poem.

Edwin Carty Ranck was born in 1879 in Lexington, Kentucky. His father was a writer and newspaper editor. After attending Harvard, Edwin followed in his father's footsteps and became a journalist, writing at one point for the New York Times.

 

 

 


Post New Comment:
paradea:
Love it!!
Posted 10/29/2016 08:59 AM
barbsteff:
Good line, "blue as ink," if anyone remembers blue ink.
Posted 10/28/2016 06:45 PM
blueskies:
Very worthy & uplifting message... Thanks, Jayne.
Posted 10/28/2016 05:16 PM
rhonasheridan:
There must be something in the air - this has been an awful week. It's good to have a laugh about it! This gave me one Thank you Edwin Ranck
Posted 10/28/2016 10:48 AM
KevinArnold:
Of course, the drink of the third line might help one keep trying :-)
Posted 10/28/2016 09:22 AM
carel:
"Get a hustle on you NOW..." sends a message to me, one much needed. Thanks.
Posted 10/28/2016 09:09 AM
Newf:
What a wonderful poem. Not sure why, but I've had a bad week too. Thank you Jayne, great read and great advice,
Posted 10/28/2016 04:17 AM


Contents of this web site and all original text and images therein are copyright © by Your Daily Poem. All rights reserved.
The material on this site may not be copied, reproduced, downloaded, distributed, transmitted, stored, altered, adapted,
or otherwise used in any way without the express written permission of the owner.