Original Poems

Essays in Failure – 1

First of all, there’s only failure:
Inevitable, and waiting.

All it ever really takes
Is time.

But we don’t think that way —

We measure success and failure as though
They have more than temporary licenses,
Which they don’t.

Success is about doing the best we can
With what we have,
Not about spending other people’s capital,
Or achieving other people’s dreams.

So don’t be ashamed of
What happens at the end;
Know always that
There will be an end,
And that no end ever means
That what happened before

Wasn’t worth it

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