He steps out in hope
On a journey that defies hope
He lifts up his eyes to view the pathway
It seems so long and wearisome

Despite the doubts in his heart
He falls into step on the path
Determined to get on it
However discouraging it seems

Halfway down the road
He looks up to survey the rest
The hope in him falters a little
As there was no end in sight

He trudges on in resolution
For he had been told
That quitters never reach the end
Of the road to success