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Fear of Failure

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John Yaws
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0 posted 12-03-1999 12:48 AM       View Profile for John Yaws   Email John Yaws   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit John Yaws's Home Page   View IP for John Yaws

Have you ever stood amidst disasterís aftermath
Devastation so complete, you had to clear a path.
Things so shattered and confused you wonder where youíre at-
And ask yourself despairingly, ďDid I cause all of thatĒ?

Each decision that we make, has repercussions, true-
It thus behooves real caution, in choosing what we do.
One wrong word, or one false move, can devastate a life...
And cost your job, and all you have, and even kids and wife.

You say, ďBut itís already passed, my life in ruin lies-
Itís too late now for caution Ē. But you do not realize...
That every single thing of worth, a firm foundation has...
Itís built upon some lesson gleaned from failure in the past..

So if at first you donít succeed, then try, and try again-
Time you spend in trying, experience will win
Dry your tears and brush your hands; get up and try again..
For it you try it oft enough, someday you surely win.
© Copyright 1999 John R. Yaws - All Rights Reserved
myslinky
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1 posted 12-03-1999 12:56 AM       View Profile for myslinky   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for myslinky

Another great and truthful poem!
Every down fall teaches us a lesson that makes us a wiser person.
A Romantic Heart
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2 posted 12-03-1999 02:21 AM       View Profile for A Romantic Heart   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for A Romantic Heart

Gun...this was great encouragement! Enjoyed the read!
DreamEvil
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3 posted 12-03-1999 04:32 AM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Excellent poem, though I do not concur with your final statement.

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because I'll be damned if I ever change..."

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Nan
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4 posted 12-03-1999 07:20 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

You're absolutely right, GS - We will win eventually - provided we learn from the mistakes, eh??? Nice job, my friend...
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5 posted 12-03-1999 07:33 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Nice one, Slinger.
I've always felt that foundations
should be made of shatter-proof glass,
strong enough to hold us up ...
and clearly capable of being seen through
so we can know what we've laid on the foundation.



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WhtDove
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6 posted 12-03-1999 10:31 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

So true...live and learn. If we don't fail sometimes, we never know the happiness of success.

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Ohme
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7 posted 12-03-1999 11:18 AM       View Profile for Ohme   Email Ohme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ohme

I'm with you on this one, GS. Very nicely done.
 
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