sometimes it is just the going on in the face of defeat
to those who go on!
The man or woman who never achieves
yet never ceases
hoping, striving, dreaming!
Those who work and wait - for "Ships That Never Come In!"
has their earnestness here started something
that shall flower into reality somewhere beyond?
To the man who goes on
when it seems to him
that he just cannot carry his load
to the woman who smiles
in the face of defeat
at the end of the lonely road
these are the heroes
I give you tonight
they may fail, but they never say yield
"May hope be the angel"
who smiles in their eyes
when they close them
on earth's battlefield!