Photo of building with glass rectangles and stairs showing zig zag lines and lamppost as a zig zag against sun shining through clouds

Zigzagging through life image and poem © Michelle Sherlock 2014

Zigzagging through life

Up ladders

Down snakes

Be kind along the way

Support and be supported

Through thick and thin

Be content

Whether you move up

Or down

Give God thanks

In the midst of defeat

And glory in the breakthrough

© Michelle Sherlock 2014




4 thoughts on “Zig Zagging through life

  1. I agree Sue – it makes me think of John Whittier Greenleaf’s poem, “Don’t quit”
    When things go wrong as they sometimes will
    When the road you’re trudging seems all up hill
    When the funds are low and the debts are high
    And you want to smile, but you have to sigh
    When care is pressing you down a bit
    Rest, if you must, but don’t quit.

    Life is queer with its twists and turns
    As everyone of us sometimes learns
    And many a failure turns about
    When he might have won had he stuck it out
    Don’t give up though the pace seems slow
    You may succeed with another blow.

    Success is failure turned inside out
    The silver tint of the clouds of doubt
    And you never can tell how close you are
    It may be near when it seems so far
    So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit
    It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.


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