See Failure Enough to Succeed

Today is April 11th.

On this day each year, I like to write something profound, and I have a reason for this.

Over the last few years, something profound, usually relating to crossing a threshold, has “coincidentally” happened to me this date, so I’ve decided to celebrate today by writing the poem below. Reading it reminds me that it’s harder to make excuses when you’re dead. 😉

What would you say
If I said, you died yesterday
And this whole day, you’ve been inside a dream

You’d probably
Laugh and shrug it away
If true, you would not want to believe

What if I proved it?
Beyond a reasonable doubt
Today, what if you’d really withdrawn?

You may shout out
And fall into despair
For all your possibilities gone


Lucky for you
That is not yet the case
You still have some more time to breathe

You have it all
All the time you will need
To see failure enough to succeed

A wise man said
Pursue what you love
Take your talent’s sword out of its sheath

Pursue what you love
Please develop that skill
And be paid fairly for every deed

When you do that
You help the whole world
And then, in time, your soul will be free

Indeed you have it
All the time in the world
To see failure enough to succeed

6 bits on See Failure Enough to Succeed

  1. Great poem. I haven’t written one in years. I think I’ll just follow yours! Liked your Chicago Museum post too.

  2. I’m glad you enjoyed it. It only came after several false-starts.

    Why not sit down and try writing a little something right now? What are you feeling, right now? Just have fun with it. Doesn’t even have to rhyme. 🙂

  3. Interesting read, I have come to love travelling, my first trip was South East Asia and now I am settled in Thailand for a while. The next trip on my plan is South America!

  4. Nice Poem and very Inspirational for all people who want to get success in his life…

    Keep it Up


  5. It’s very motivating one. I felt positive things in my mind.