General Poetry posted June 15, 2017

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A poem about giving up.


by Heather Knight

Failure Contest Winner 
I reached for a shiny star,
But landed on the unforgiving void.

I tried to touch the top of the oak tree,
But my feet got stuck in the mud.

All around me the world screamed failure
Till my ears rang and bled with
The piercing pain of the loser.

I'm a sinking ship,
A burst balloon,
A lost lamb in a field of thistles.

Feel sorry for me,
I let go of all my dreams...

I wanted to own the moon,
But it's the black sky that owns me.


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

Contest Winner
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