All English Sonnets
COURAGE IS THE KEY
To keep on keeping on is simple truth,
But do you know what, for you , this implies?
“O! yes, I know that with your nail and tooth,
You keep on keeping on,” my heart replies,
The stones you stumble on, you merely take
As landmarks of your journey, which apart
From giving you few bruises undertake
To show you where to go, from where to start.
The travelers who this simple truth dispute,
Are singled out by life and are quickly perished.
So give regards to, do not this refute:
By all successful men, this truth is cherished;
And this is known to Emperor, Brahmine, knave
That those who win, if nothing else, are brave.