Others’ Mistakes

by Venkat

As I write about life

I stumble upon many mistakes

From choosing a shoe to a wife

Bloopers every man makes

We are said to learn

From our error

But it is hard to discern

Running away from life’s horror

An irony of this world

Mistakes become acceptable

In retrospect, at what life hurled

Until it becomes a fable

The lessons we usually take

From what others have borne

From knowing their mistake

But not our own

Mistakes attract attention

Even entertain

At life’s every situation

Even memories you retain

Every mistake, no doubt

Presents an opportunity

To seek a way out

From life’s likely adversity

Though as a fool I repeat

What I did in past

When others find life mistreat

I find a lesson to last



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