The Road Ahead


The Road Ahead, The Road Behind

So you and I know deeper down there is a chance to win the crown,
But when we fail to give our best, we simply haven’t met the test
Of giving all and saving none until the game is really won.
Of showing what is meant by grit, of fighting on when others quit,

Of playing through not letting up, it’s bearing down that wins the cup.
Of taking it and taking more until we gain the winning score,
Of dreaming there’s a goal ahead, of hoping when our dreams are dead,
Of praying when our hopes have fled.  Yet, losing, not afraid to fall,

If bravely we have given all, for who can ask more of a man
than giving all, it seems to me, is not so far from – Victory.
And so the fates are seldom wrong, no matter how they twist and wind,

It’s you and I who make our fates, we open up or close the gates,
On the Road Ahead or the Road Behind.

~ George Moriarty

– Evan Sanders

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  • laurenjweaver
    January 28, 2013 at 2:09 am

    This was probably the best thing I could see right now. I just put the finishing touches on a story I’ve been working on for about half a year now, it’ll be my first story, and I’ve–of course–been feeling anxious about publishing it. “It’s a new step I’ve never taken before, one that leads to unknown things.” I think we all get hesitant when taking those steps, but we’ll never get anywhere if we don’t just set our foot down and ‘keep on truckin”!

    Thanks for this!

  • midisparks
    January 28, 2013 at 4:32 am

    this determination to win, making the decision to win, then bearing whatever must flow out of that decision – that is an important bit to assimilate. your post is helpful as usual – inspiring me. thanks.

  • Hasan
    February 3, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Reblogged this on My Paradise.

  • Jan Grace
    February 5, 2013 at 11:52 am

    I like this. Going to reblog it on my site, “Encourage Ministry”. Thanks. Jan

  • Jan Grace
    February 5, 2013 at 11:59 am

    Reblog to “Encourage Ministry”. Thanks. Jan