A sonnet to Failure

June 25, 2017
By Cory_Clark GOLD, Clemson, South Carolina
Cory_Clark GOLD, Clemson, South Carolina
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I want to write a sonnet to failure,
because we’re so familiar, of course.
If I look you up in a dictionary, I read my
name too, as a synonym underneath.
As I watch a “friend” laugh at my poems.
As my page in the literary magazine is ignored.
As my work goes unnoticed and lost.

Failure, you are my all and my everything.
I rely on you to tell me that I'm not
enough and I might as well not try.
Maybe I should give up on writing
Perhaps I should cry about it.
But, nay, you also give me hope.
Because, Failure, you lie and I know it.


The author's comments:

Do you sometimes feel like you're a failure? You're not. Failure is such a charming little liar. 


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on Jul. 4 2017 at 4:00 pm
Cory_Clark GOLD, Clemson, South Carolina
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Thank you so much. I don't deal with self esteem issues as much any more, but it is still wonderful to hear that somebody likes my work.

Lynni SILVER said...
on Jun. 28 2017 at 8:59 am
Lynni SILVER, St. Augustine, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
There is freedom waiting for you,
on the breezes of the sky.
And you ask: "What if I fall?"
Oh but my darling, what if you fly? -E.H.

Sometimes I feel the same. I really like this poem.


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