Trying

Try and succeed or try and fail,
Then try again another way…
If it is my fate to fail in all I love,
Then let me fail gloriously
So it should not matter where I end:
But only the places I have been;
Those I’ve loved and been loved in turn;
Along my uncompromising way

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35 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ebbtide
    Dec 15, 2011 @ 20:18:33

    fantastic!!

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  2. Angela
    Dec 15, 2011 @ 20:30:16

    There is something transcendingly beautiful about this piece. I can’t put my finger on it with words, but I can feel it.

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    • mbwilliams
      Dec 15, 2011 @ 21:48:07

      Many thanks Angela, it is always lovely when a reader connects with your writing. It is your experience and insight that adds the magic to my words.

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  3. Kellie Elmore
    Dec 15, 2011 @ 20:31:12

    Beautiful salutation to yourself. Love the hope disregarding lifes failures and seeing them as another stone turned. and yes, that should be what matters. Nice pen! Happy Rallying!

    http://magicinthebackyard.wordpress.com/2011/12/15/on-the-dock-where-summer-lied/

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  4. tinkwelborn
    Dec 15, 2011 @ 20:31:47

    nice reverie poem, with deep thoughts, lined in wisdom.

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  5. BoatWritesBooks
    Dec 15, 2011 @ 22:02:54

    This is a very inspiring post Mark. Check my blog out for some inspiration of you own. http://www.juliusboatwright.com.

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  6. charlesmashburn
    Dec 15, 2011 @ 22:56:45

    I like your attitude, Mark! These are outstanding words, rpesented very well! gitter dun!

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  7. charlesmashburn
    Dec 15, 2011 @ 22:57:38

    My keyboard dislexia is outstanding! (I obviously rpactice)

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  8. poetryroad
    Dec 16, 2011 @ 02:51:50

    This work is exceptional because you have spoken your heart with few words!

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  9. Natalie
    Dec 16, 2011 @ 16:10:03

    great attitude.
    well done.

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  10. Caledoniapoems
    Dec 17, 2011 @ 00:28:04

    Great poem

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  11. Jennifaye
    Dec 17, 2011 @ 05:37:00

    Failing gloriously…love this line.
    You did not fail by writing this great poem. 🙂

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  12. Morning
    Dec 17, 2011 @ 17:50:29

    impressive, wow.

    😉

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  13. thoughtsnotlost
    Dec 18, 2011 @ 17:31:33

    You brought tears to my eyes, so much wonderful truth in this, love it!

    Reply

  14. halfwaybetweenthegutter
    Dec 19, 2011 @ 03:18:44

    I love reading your poetry, and you haven’t disappointed me this time 🙂

    Reply

  15. rosie@mygardenhaven
    Dec 19, 2011 @ 09:47:25

    To thine own self be true…you are living this adage, well done!
    Rosie

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  16. poetryroad
    Dec 20, 2011 @ 13:22:34

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  17. Tifiny Moon
    Dec 21, 2011 @ 01:49:29

    apt words and thoughts.

    Reply

  18. Erick Flores
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 20:02:43

    “Then let me fail gloriously,” such powerful words at play. Thank you for sharing! Amazing poem!

    Erick Flores

    Reply

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