The Second Time Around

We failed at the first attempt of purpose,

Now, we must get off the floor to try again.


Discouraged by the failure from success,

It can be hard to lift ourselves up.


The second time around can be better,

Learning through the shortcomings from before.


Use the knowledge of wisdom to succeed in life,

Setting a goal that will help you prevail for the test.


Don’t surrender to the failings from the past,

Quitting will lead to paths of regret.


Fight for your right for dreams,

And your life will discover bliss.


  • Christina8

    Great job on this poem! So true about your last two lines. Great job!

  • Augustus

    Great advice in poetic style.

    • lysistrata

      It is a bit didactic,Augustus,don't you think?
      And Life is NOT That Simple...⁉

    • Augustus

      Instructive, yes. Boring, no. I was just reviewing goal setting for part of a poem I was writing to honor one of my sons.

    • Survivor48

      thank you everyone for your kind words!

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