The world celebrates success
You and I admire successful people
You and I want to succeed
No one will celebrate you for having a good reason not to succeed
No one will admire failure no matter how good the reason for that failure is.
So, let’s get rid of the excuse
The reasons for failure cannot beautify failure
Don’t sit there
Take another step
Do another thing
Even if you never get to the summit
No one will blame you
Because you died trying.
I’m still in the race; and you?
When my errors past and present
Stare so keenly in my face
When all I’ve done and sadly so
Comes back to me in floods of memory
What do I do, where do I hide?
When fingers accusing point and blame
Eyelids peeled and eyeballs bright
Mouths ajar demanding to know
Questions to ponder, questions to answer
What do I say, where do I hide?
With trembling lip and shaky hand
I dare not look at them in the face
Will they see my tears of shame?
Who will know how deeply I regret
How do I tell it, where do I hide?
I never meant such evil to do
To live and love and be happy always
That is what I ever dreamed to be
But then, I fell and I fell again
And now I’m bruised and battered from the fall.
Judge me not so severely sister
Leave a space for mercy you know
I might be bold and strong and steady
But deep within I’m just a little girl
Searching for answers, still searching for answers.