Day 27 NaPoWriMo – Failure

Published April 27, 2013 by Laura Crean Author
ripped canvas by Laura Crean

ripped canvas by Laura Crean

Failure feels like a fight you can’t win

and burns with a mind of its own

and fear fuels the fire and strips your soul thin

until all the hope that you once had has gone.

Some people just seem to live life on a whim

and everything falls into place

but failure leads to life stretched out like skin

pulled tight on the frame of a drum

until it is pounded so hard that it splits

and renders it useless and numb

or a canvas that’s ripped

the picture now torn

the tattered piece marring the scene,

a beautiful masterpiece battered and worn

now a semblance of what once had been.

How can a life climb back out of the pit

when failure has dragged it so low?

When a spirit is broken and doesn’t feel fit

where is the next place to go?

Failure is but a bump on the road,

so you trip up once in a while – that’s fine,

just craft a new drum and beat out a new code,

a rhythm to keep you in time.

Soon all your failures will be lost to the wind,

the fire burned out and now cold,

there is always a canvas blank and unsigned,

a new masterpiece waits to unfold.


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