Don't give up hoping when the ship goes down,
Grab a spar or something~just refuse to drown.
Don't think you are dying just because you're hit,
Smile in face of danger and hang to your grit.
Folks die too easy~they sort of fade away;
Make a little error and give up in dismay.
Kind of man that's needed is the man of ready wit,
To laugh at pain and trouble and keep up his grit.
~Louis E. Thayer