Many people hate Mondays because they have to head back to work after a fun weekend. I don’t blame them. But to try and help, I decided to start a series of posts called “Motivation Mondays.” Every Monday I will post a motivational poem or quote from some of my favorite authors in history, hoping that it will help give someone out there a little boost of motivation for the day.
The first one is from one my favorite poets of all time, Edgar Guest and it is titled “The World Is Against Me”. This one is for anyone who just feels like the world is always working against them and keeping them from achieving their goals. Enjoy!
The World Is Against Me
By Edgar A. Guest
“The world is against me,” he said with a sigh. “Somebody stops every scheme that I try.
The world has me down and it’s keeping me there; I don’t get a chance. Oh, the world is unfair! When a fellow is poor then he can’t get a show; The world is determined to keep him down low.”
“What of Abe Lincoln?” I asked. “Would you say That he was much richer than you are to-day? He hadn’t your chance of making his mark, And his outlook was often exceedingly dark; Yet he clung to his purpose with courage most grim And he got to the top. Was the world against him?”
“What of Ben Franklin? I’ve oft heard it said That many a time he went hungry to bed. He started with nothing but courage to climb, But patiently struggled and waited his time. He dangled awhile from real poverty’s limb, Yet he got to the top. Was the world against him?
“I could name you a dozen, yes, hundreds, I guess, Of poor boys who’ve patiently climbed to success; All boys who were down and who struggled alone, Who’d have thought themselves rich if your fortune they’d known; Yet they rose in the world you’re so quick to condemn, And I’m asking you now, was the world against them?”