A sonnet to Failure

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.

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LynniThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Jun. 28 at 8:59 am
Sometimes I feel the same. I really like this poem.
Cory_Clark replied...
Jul. 4 at 4:00 pm
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.
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