Saturday, 14 May 2016

Who said?

Failure is the stepping stone to success
Who said?
When the steps are never-ending;
Its excruciating pain is interminable.
The perpetual desire to succeed-
Would wear out; motivation would die
Each step feels heavier.
Life becomes uncertain; unending
A dying urge to run away engulfs
Success is round the corner-
Says a feeble voice within.
Eyes search for it; heart waits for it.
But there are only more steps.
Finally it ends;
When life ends too!


19 comments:

  1. True words and thoughts no doubt. Warm greetings.

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  2. HaHaHa. Beautiful. I just remembered a line from the great comedian George Carlin. If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done?

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    1. Ha ha ha, I do love the inappropriate comments of the spammers, which manage always to be just a little wide of the mark for poetry posts. (Speaking of success and failure.)

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  4. Pretty thoughtful. I'll call it the mirage called success!

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  5. Success is boring. There is not much to strive after attaining it, and our egos inflate. Failure is a better option ;)

    Destination Infinity

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  6. The perpetual desire to succeed-
    Would wear out; motivation would die
    Each step feels heavier.

    Life is a constant struggle towards achieving happiness and success.
    Beautifully written.

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  7. Success can breed more yearning for further success. Where does it end?

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  8. Life is indeed one step after another - at times it seems there are more failures than successes but perhaps we recall the bad steps more vividly than the good..

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  9. Success breed success, and failures seem to be steps to stumble and fall instead of learning... in the end I think it's luck that guide us on those paths.

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  10. It does feel that way sometimes.. but maybe one will catch a break sometimes and the steps will flatten out to a smooth road to the top... maybe.

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  11. That is life all over we can only succeed if we move on but moving on will only get us to the end!

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  12. The hopes that never come only the failures, and they crush us if we don't find our own grace within and keeping moving.

    Donna@LivingFromHappiness

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  13. I resonate with these lines, as life is indeed a series of starting over's and moving on's.........rather jarring after all that effort to be rewarded with death! LOL.

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  14. I think there is some truth in the idea that failures may eventually lead to success – if they are due to mistakes we can learn from and correct. But I think we need only a small measure of worldly success anyway, and od better to seek joy.

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  15. This poem carries a bleak truth to it's natural conclusion. Fortunately, the opposite is also true. And it's more fun than not trying. Haha!

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  16. Nice idea,I liked it but would say that the steps stop at different floors and one has opt for the floor they want.So march forward to success.

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