I said, “I know I will fail.”
It has taken a lot of effort and pain
To understand that life gives both loss and gain.
I had always been a child who hated to try again
I always thought I’d fail now and then.
The pinch of failure was so hard for me
That I was unsure how success would be.
The same story would repeat in my mind
That I’ll go ahead on the stage but fall behind.
I thought, everyone would judge me and make fun
Not just others but, from me and myself too I would run.
Soon, I was pushed onto the stage for rewards
When they clapped for me, I could breathe awards.
No matter I was good or bad
I tried to do something and I was glad.
It’s been a long journey, today so far
And it hasn’t been easy, it has been bizarre.
I failed because I always thought I would
I tried in lesser ways than I could.
I thought of all possibilities that could put me down
I knew swimming, yet I’d always drown.
Yesterday, I failed because I doubted myself
Today, I passed because I accepted myself.
That pain of failure hasn’t disappeared
But me and the person I’ve been, have neared.
Trust me it’s great that, today happiness I inhale
Because there’s no fear within that I’ll fail.