Why did you do that?

Am I still to understand
What happened to you?
Why did you do that?
Why did you do what you did?
I mean giving up?
You wouldn’t have done that?
That’s the mistake you made;
You gave up too early;
You don’t give up;
You stick to it;
You stay in the plane!
Even when the going is tough,
When the road is rough,
When the weather is harsh,
When the sea is stormy,
You have to stay on board;
Stay in the boat!
Hang on!
If someone tells you success is for cowards,
Tell them they lie;
Success is not for cowards;
Success is for
The courageous ones like you;
Who are ready to hang in there
Despite the risks;
Despite the toughness
Of the task in hand.
And so I advise you,
Go back and hang on in there;
Keep on digging the hole!
There is something inside;
Or is it a ripe plumb
You want to pluck;
Hang on,
Your chance is coming.
Never do that again.
Stay there till you make it;
Do not start doing hide and seek.
What happens
When you knock and insist
And no one opens?
If you are a loser,
You will quit before somebody
Starts to persuade you to hang on;
And that quitting is the wrong road to take.
Don’t take the wrong road;
Take the right road.
At the end of the right road
Flows milk and honey.
At the end of the wrong road
Is a precipice that ends
In the deep sea;
That is danger.

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