Posts tagged ‘failure’

July 16, 2018

Mountain of Apprehension

by Nick Anthony

A somber fear grows deep down
That, ere I near the mountain crown,
Silent tears will slip off eyelash cliffs
And tumble down the deep abyss,
As flames lick and lame my knee
Forcing me to falter and flee
To hours of painful descent in defeat,
Beaten by gravity, compelled to retreat.
Gritting my teeth, head bowed in shame,
Drooped with the burden of bearing the blame.

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March 6, 2017

Tough Victory

by scatterednotebooks

I’m draggin my feet all the way home
I’m stalked by defeat and I’ll suffer alone.

There’s rain on the window, or’s the rain on my face?

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August 28, 2016

The Struggle: Haiku.

by Nick Anthony

Upside down egg pits
Swallow wasted ambitions,
Flushing them long gone.

October 13, 2013

ABC Poem : Zero In Life

by Venkat

A way I stammered
Bumbled for right words
Caught often in a conversation
Down with feelings of embarrassment
Ever since I was in the early days of school

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October 4, 2013

Grains of time

by Devina
Wow! Holding a sand castle on your hand
(via Fun Photo Mania)

Nights spilled into days

And the days would slosh,

Quick and messy against each other

My thoughts, helplessly dispersed among them

The bits of the shipwreck left of my consciousness

Floating aimlessly out at sea

*

And there is a creeping panic within me

Often skimming along my spine

With cold fingers of dread

The menacing prospect of stagnation

And the possibility of failure

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January 2, 2013

Smokey Temptation

by Kerrie Ann Salsac

There they sit; slim and straight,

taunting me, tempting fate.

I sit, fidget and squirm,

a desire to affirm

they hold no sway o’er me.

A lie for all to see.

Cigarette, fag or smoke;

all words on which I choke,

my need for nicotine

alarming and obscene.

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November 11, 2012

failure – poem

by billgncs

Is it worth it, even if we fail?

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