FAILURE POEMS

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Once Failure Crossed My Path

Once failure crossed my path.
All I wondered was life was out of blue.

Like a rainstorm it touched me with the naked fact; "I have failed."
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Veronica Kudnavar

Veronica Kudnavar
My First Ever Mistake

The mistake I had never expected,
I did it without getting into awareness
Of how it would react.
Lacking that girl in me is like lacking
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Abubakar Mohammed Musa

Abubakar Mohammed Musa
Last Night I Cried!

Last night l cried!

Again I have lied not once, not twice, but more than the eyes on the dice.
Has I sit back and analyzed why do I lied.
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Mark Burrell

Mark Burrell
Canto Xlv

With Usura

With usura hath no man a house of good stone
each block cut smooth and well fitting
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Ezra Pound

Ezra Pound
Don't Quit, Say I Can...

Life is a queer with its twist and turn,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many failures turn about,
Don't give up though the pace seems slow,
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Archie Waugh - Kehimkar

Archie Waugh - Kehimkar
55 Years Of His Existence.

There is blood, There is blood.
In that blood he sees 55 years of his existence.
Blood graces the white floor just as failure graces his existence.
He look long back in his life, He sees a 16 year old to love his loved ones forever.
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Riya Saluja

Riya Saluja
Gone Not Forever

You gone?
Tell him to love you harder,
Never strike your head deeper,
Not walk away when you shout,
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Brian Dredan

Brian Dredan
Youth

If I had youth I'd bid the world to try me;
I'd answer every challenge to my will.
Though mountains stood in silence to defy me,
I'd try to make them subject to my skill.
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Edgar Albert Guest

Edgar Albert Guest
Success

You ask me what I call Success-
It is, I wonder, Happiness?

It is not wealth, it is not fame,
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Robert Service

Robert Service
Wonder

For failure I was well equipped
And should have come to grief,
By atavism grimly gripped,
A fool beyond belief.
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Robert Service

Robert Service
Love Is The Most Important

It's sadness in the world, despair, pain,
Nothing is easy, nothing is certain,
Only the sea, the sun and the sky makes me happy and i think,
That's worthy to fight and for life to win.
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Cristina Teodor

Cristina Teodor
Die For Non

Life is full of ups and down,
Mixed with happiness and sorrows,
Success and failure,
Profit and loss.
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Norbu Dorji

Norbu Dorji
Save The Mother Earth Before It's Too Late

Save the mother earth,
Save the mother earth and appreciate.
Give and show love not hate,
Respect mother nature never underestimate.
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Quencie D.r.

Quencie D.r.
A Successful Dad

OTHERS may laugh at my feeble endeavor
To capture life's prizes, and others may sneer;
The whole world may loudly declare I shall never
Be worthy the gunpowder to blow me from here.
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Edgar Albert Guest

Edgar Albert Guest
The Man Against The Sky

Between me and the sunset, like a dome
Against the glory of a world on fire,
Now burned a sudden hill,
Bleak, round, and high, by flame-lit height made higher,
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Edwin Arlington Robinson

Edwin Arlington Robinson
The Temple Of Zhuge Liang

Zhu-ge's great name
hangs over the whole world;
the revered statesman's portrait
awes with its sublimity.
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Du Fu
Monk

Red robe is a wall,
Fencing there body, speech and mind,
Encircle from defilements,
Reminding to be always virtuous.
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Norbu Dorji

Norbu Dorji
Commission

Go, my songs, to the lonely and the unsatisfied,
Go also to the nerve-racked, go to the enslaved-by-convention,
Bear to them my contempt for their oppressors.
Go as a great wave of cool water,
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Ezra Pound

Ezra Pound
Prothalamion

“little soul, little flirting,
little perverse one
where are you off to now?
little wan one, firm one
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Delmore Schwartz

Delmore Schwartz
The Perils Of Invisibility

Old PETER led a wretched life -
Old PETER had a furious wife;
Old PETER too was truly stout,
He measured several yards about.
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William Schwenck Gilbert
Effort

He brought me his report card from the teacher and he said
He wasn't very proud of it and sadly bowed his head.
He was excellent in reading, but arithmetic, was fair,
And I noticed there were several 'unsatisfactorys' there;
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Edgar Albert Guest

Edgar Albert Guest
The Beggining Of The End

Dreadful night has been tightly embracing me
But the wind suddenly whisper this sleepy heart of me
As I awake, I'm falling into the pit I'm digging miles away
Hoping and pleading that dream wasn't brought into reality
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Mr. Philos

Mr. Philos
A Basket Of Flowers, From Dawn To Dusk

Dawn


On skies still and starlit
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Adam Lindsay Gordon

Adam Lindsay Gordon
A Prayer

God grant me kindly thought
And patience through the day,
And in the things I've wrought
Let no man living say
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Edgar Albert Guest

Edgar Albert Guest
Success

You ask me what I call Success -
It is, I wonder, Happiness?

It is not wealth, it is not fame,
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Robert William Service
I Was Sad

I was sad
Having signed up in a rebel band,
Having signed up to rid the land
Of a plague it had.
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Lesbia Harford
It Couldn't Be Done

Somebody said that it couldn't be done
But he with a chuckle replied
That 'maybe it couldn't,' but he would be one
Who wouldn't say so till he'd tried.
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Edgar Albert Guest

Edgar Albert Guest
To The Failures

YOURS is the loser's part to play,
For you the goal is far away
And never to be gained.
It is your lot to stand and see
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Edgar Albert Guest

Edgar Albert Guest
Success And Failure

I do not think all failure's undeserved,
And all success is merely someone's luck;
Some men are down because they were unnerved,
And some are up because they kept their pluck.
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Edgar Albert Guest

Edgar Albert Guest
A Failure

(She Speaks.)


I MEANT to be so strong and true!
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Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton
Captain Craig Iii

I found the old man sitting in his bed,
Propped up and uncomplaining. On a chair
Beside him was a dreary bowl of broth,
A magazine, some glasses, and a pipe.
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Edwin Arlington Robinson

Edwin Arlington Robinson
Captain Craig Ii

Yet that ride had an end, as all rides have;
And the days coming after took the road
That all days take,-though never one of them
Went by but I got some good thought of it
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Edwin Arlington Robinson

Edwin Arlington Robinson
The Wise Brothers

FIRST VOICE

So long adrift, so fast aground,
What foam and ruin have we found-
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Edwin Arlington Robinson

Edwin Arlington Robinson
Villanelle At Sundown

Turn your head. Look. The light is turning yellow.
The river seems enriched thereby, not to say deepened.
Why this is, I'll never be able to tell you.

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Donald Justice
Silence Or Despair

Outside it's snowing, it's silence,
Same as in my heart,
All around me stay still and cold,
Only my heart rush to beat.
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Cristina Teodor

Cristina Teodor
A Basket Of Flowers - From Dawn To Dusk

Dawn

On skies still and starlit
White lustres take hold,
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Adam Lindsay Gordon

Adam Lindsay Gordon
Cheek

When PHARAOH chased the chosen Jew, and perished in the sea,
Things seemed to hint at failure in the PHARAOH policy.
For 'tis written that the Opposition leader had his way;
But we've never been enlightened on what PHARAOH had to say.
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Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis
Four Riddles

I

There was an ancient City, stricken down
With a strange frenzy, and for many a day
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Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll
Carry On

They spoke it bravely, grimly, in their darkest hours of doubt;
They spoke it when their hope was low and when their strength gave out;
We heard it from the dying in those troubled days now gone,
And they breathed it as their slogan for the living: 'Carry on!'
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Edgar Albert Guest

Edgar Albert Guest
The Poet Fears Failure

The poet fears failure
& so she says
"Hold on pen--
what if the critics
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Erica Jong
Night

After the fret and failure of this day,
And weariness of thought, O Mother Night,
Come with soft kiss to soothe our care away
And all our little tumults set to right;
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C. S. Lewis

C. S. Lewis
James Lee's Wife

I. James Lee's Wife Speaks at the Window

I.
Ah, Love, but a day
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Robert Browning

Robert Browning
Legends

I

A MAN builded a bugle for the storms to blow.
The focused winds hurled him afar.
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Stephen Crane

Stephen Crane
Success

Did you see that man riding past,
With shoulders bowed with care?
ThereĆ¢??s failure in his eyes to last,
And in his heart despair.
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Henry Lawson

Henry Lawson
Demos I

All you that are enamored of my name
And least intent on what most I require,
Beware; for my design and your desire,
Deplorably, are not as yet the same.
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Edwin Arlington Robinson

Edwin Arlington Robinson
The Seer

WOULD I could waken numbers, brighter, sweeter,
Than is the lark's song in the cloud above,
Then would I tell you in befitting metre,
How much the Seer is worthy of your love.
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Joseph Skipsey
Rock And Hawk

Here is a symbol in which
Many high tragic thoughts
Watch their own eyes.

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Robinson Jeffers
My Creed

To live as gently as I can;
To be, no matter where, a man;
To take what comes of good or ill
And cling to faith and honor still;
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Edgar Albert Guest

Edgar Albert Guest
Childe Roland To The Dark Tower Came

I.

My first thought was, he lied in every word,
That hoary cripple, with malicious eye
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Robert Browning

Robert Browning
To The Recluse, Wei Pa

Often in this life of ours we resemble, in our failure to meet, the Shen and
Shang constellations, one of which rises as the other one sets. What lucky
chance is it, then, that brings us together this evening under the light of
this same lamp? Youth and vigor last but a little time. -- Each of us now has
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Du Fu