See It Through

Original Text: 
Edgar A. Guest, Just Folks (Chicago: Reilly & Lee, 1917), p. 17. PS 3513 U45J77 1917 c. 1 ROBA
1When you're up against a trouble,
2    Meet it squarely, face to face;
3Lift your chin and set your shoulders,
4    Plant your feet and take a brace.
5When it's vain to try to dodge it,
6    Do the best that you can do;
7You may fail, but you may conquer,
8    See it through!
9Black may be the clouds about you
10    And your future may seem grim,
11But don't let your nerve desert you;
12    Keep yourself in fighting trim.
13If the worst is bound to happen,
14    Spite of all that you can do,
15Running from it will not save you,
16    See it through!
17Even hope may seem but futile,
18    When with troubles you're beset,
19But remember you are facing
20    Just what other men have met.
21You may fail, but fall still fighting;
22    Don't give up, whate'er you do;
23Eyes front, head high to the finish.
24    See it through!
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 1998.