Failure


failure
So complete this failure
nothing can make it right
finished and done
cannot see the light

Unable to understand
why again it is here
always bringing with it
all that is most to fear

Broken in spirit
shattered in soul
nothing can now
make this whole

Again it has come
epic in form
perhaps it’s true
failure is the norm

Lost


All the things you lost because of what you’ve done

all you could have had and now you’re left with none

time and time again offered everything you dreamed

only to find that you were nothing that you seemed

 

Could have had it all but lost everything with your lies

cannot get it back no matter how many tries

forever lost all that you worked for so long

now you’re at the bottom where you truly belong

 

All of it could have been yours if only you were true

success unlike anything you knew

just waiting there for you to take

and all that you have lost with just the one mistake

 

Now you are so much less than you could have been

and nothing that you wanted will ever come again

lost it all no one’s fault but your own it’s true

no one else to blame for there is only you

Rise


Get knocked down things not going well

feeling as if you’re spending time in hell

nothing goes right all lows and no highs

and still you have the strength to rise

 

Feeling hopeless lost and afraid

the best of plans get waylaid

no words to speak only sighs

and still you have the strength to rise

 

Heartbroken dreams cast aside

looking for a place in which to hide

failing failing so many tries

and still you  have the strength to rise

 

Sun breaks through the clouds now gone

a new path unto your feet is shown

triumphant through adversity only truth now no lies

and all because you had the strength to rise

Success


Success is what you make it all in what you do

the way you take a dream and see it through

no one else can give it to you it’s something that you earn

and in success it’s through failure that you truly learn

Success can be in the small things or in the very great

but it does not come to those who sit and wait

only to you who are willing to work to sacrifice to begin again and again

to never see a roadblock as truly an end

Success comes to those who never point fingers or blame others when they fail

when they stumble they never whine or wail

responsible for their own mistakes and for their own shots at being great

they open their own doors and walk through their own gates

Success has to be created, worked for, taken by you

with every word you speak or write, with everything you do

no one can give it to you it comes from deep inside

in the heart of the successful all great things reside

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Deborah Horton Writing