If I Quit Today

If I quit today
The sun will still rise
And the moon will not change its size
The flowers will still bloom
And the clock hand will still be up at noon

If I quit today
Life with its scorn will tear my script
People with hate will make me weep
And my enemies in joy will love to throw the tip
Into my empty jar of hopelessness and pain

If I quit today
I will have a new name
Of the man who couldn’t endure like other men
Of the man who in fear trembled in the heat
Of the man who leaves no hope for the future

If I quit today
The many following my lane
The many tracking my steps
The ounce of courage to face the day
Will quit with me



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