Alistair C.W. Forsyth of that Ilk
Chief of Clan Forsyth
When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When funds are low and debts are high,
When you want to smile but you have to sigh,
When cares are pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must but don’t you quit.
Life is strange with its twists and turns,
As everyone of us always learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When we might have won if we 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 tints 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 get worse that you must not quit.