Keep Pegging Away - An Inspirational poem for Sunday, March 3rd

Keep Pegging Away - An Inspirational poem for Sunday, March 3rd

Keep Pegging Away 
Poet: Nixon Waterman

Men seldom mount at a single bound
To the ladder's very top;
They must slowly climb it, round by round,
With many a start and stop.
And the winner is sure to be the man
Who labors day by day,
For the world has learned that the safest plan
Is to keep on pegging away.

You have read, of course, about the hare
And the tortoise--the tale is old--
How they ran a race--it counts not where--
And the tortoise won, we're told.
The hare was sure he had time to pause
And to browse about and play,
So the tortoise won the race because
He just kept pegging away.

A little toil and a little rest,
And a little more earned than spent,
Is sure to bring to an honest breast
A blessing of glad content.
And so, though skies may frown or smile,
Be diligent day by day;
Reward shall greet you after while
If you just keep pegging away.

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