Failing Fate

December 30, 2008
Fate likes to laugh
Its sound like a rumble
Each short rasp
Causes lives to tumble

Things begin to end
From start to fall
One long tale
Tells us all

It’s not what we do
It’s not what we try
It’s how we feel
Its how we fly

Fate likes to try us
It likes to make us think
It likes to see us soar
Instead of sink

We fail not because we try
We fail because we give up much too soon
We fly because we want to
We shoot for the stars and land on the moon

Our attempts make us strong
Our failures make us weary
Love makes us soar
Sadness makes us teary

Fate likes to laugh
Its life so hollow
Because we choose to soar
Instead of wallow

It’s what fate wants
It likes to be alone
For if it’s lonely
We all have flown

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smile11 said...
Apr. 12, 2011 at 10:54 am
wow. simple but with meaning to it.
kms777 said...
Jun. 8, 2010 at 6:26 pm
so complex yet so simple. and it really pulls you in. it makes you think. and makes you wanna hear more. i hope you'll read mine and tell me what i need to work on so i can make my work as breathtaking as yours.
alykif said...
Mar. 12, 2010 at 10:19 pm
i really like this one. it's simple; easy to read, but there is a lot to take in and it is quite pretty. good job! :)
Jennifer R. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 16, 2009 at 4:14 am
so simple yet so deep.
this is great work keep it up! (:
EdytD said...
Apr. 8, 2009 at 1:20 am
its quite interesting... i've never really thought about being alone as a good thing. i love the message - just to let go and fly. my poem's quite the opposite: it's about someone who is crying, alone, and staring out at the world. this is the url if you'd like to see it: thanks, and great poem! :D
TwilightFreak27 said...
Apr. 2, 2009 at 6:41 am
i am speechless. that poem was very insperational and i loved it. thank you so much for writing this wonderful poem! keep up the good work!
Vmusic said...
Mar. 25, 2009 at 2:59 am
I love your poem! You put a positive spin on fate where most would not. It's inspirational and you know what, it made me think about some things. :) Great job and keep writing!
TayMar This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 20, 2009 at 2:06 pm
so good! great job!
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