General Poetry posted December 10, 2021

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The other side

by Wendy G

Failure Contest Winner 

Failure to be a winner in the rat race of life?
But you are not a rat, and life is not a race!

Failure to be the smartest in the street?
Perhaps you have wisdom more than "street smarts"!

Failure in business or career?
Maybe you have not compromised or manipulated!

Failure to be accepted by the "yummy mummies"?
Maybe your children are glad you are yourself!

Failure to have a home like in the magazines?
Maybe successful in having a simple home filled with love!

Failure to follow fads and look like a model?
Successful perhaps in being a role model - 
Loving, wise, firm, gentle and caring!

Failed at everything?
Be successful in forgiving yourself and others ...

To make mistakes is human
Success is learning from them, trying again ...

Failure does not produce stunted forms –
It's like pruning, the precursor of growth!

Who is it who judges you, and declares "failure"?
Do not listen to that voice –
Know what and who you are,
Find and follow your own set of values,
Succeed in being true to yourself.

Writing Prompt
Write a free verse poem about failure. No rhyming patterns.

Contest Winner


I do not wish to imply that success in any of the above mentioned is wrong or has been attained by unworthy methods. But these are standards set by humans and not something we need to be measured against.

Choose which side of the dice you will focus on.
Pays one point and 2 member cents.

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