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Never Give-Up



Never surrender to defeat, never lose patience…

Don’t rest for a minute, don’t forget commitments…

Only then is the victory attainable with your cognizance…

 

Greater the sky may be, but not for the wings of a soaring kite…

Mighty the ocean can be, but not for the fins of a swimming fish…

The dusk, hiding in the west, devours the sun but can never win a run…

The razing ball of fire swims through the seas and dawns on the east…

 

How long can the apathy last, it is like the calm just before a fiery storm…

Who can stop the bustling dawn, a burning heart is like the blazing sun…

 

Is there a minute without pain, be it birth or death, and in every step of life…

Not even a minute we can gain, be it mirth or wrath, in this perpetual strife…

There is body and soul, it has blood and courage, what else do you need…

Desire shalt be thy weapon, breath shalt be thy guide, to these shalt thou heed…

 

With never ending endeavor, even the feeling of despair will get despaired…

So long there is life, even death, unable to prevail, claims its victory on the dead…
 

(English translation of the original from Sirivennela Sitarama Sastry)

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