Persistance Through Adversity — Doggerel for a Summer’s Evening

 

“It’s only those who do nothing that make no mistakes, I suppose.”
― Joseph Conrad

 

Missteps in life
Missteps in art
sometimes the balance
just falls apart

 

Seems I’ve tried
and I know I’ve failed
behind many others
I seemed destined to trail

 

Better to try
something I’ve never done
then stay at home
with all songs unsung

 

I’ll aim for a mile
if I only get half
than that’s eight eighty yards
I might as well laugh

 

It’s half mile more
than those who never left
so yeah I’m making distance
it’s them who’s bereft

 

If I find I’ve run
in the wrong direction
I just shake my head
and make a correction

 

For things set in motion
tend to stay that way
If I stay at rest
than I’ve wasted a day

 

or why not waste two
why should I go on?
Making mistakes
never game one

 

With each failure I learn
a new way to try
Even if I lose
I’m beginning to fly
— G A Rosenberg

 

Blessings, G
 

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The Phoenix ShieldThe Phoenix Shield by G A Rosenberg

 

Of Myths and RitualRitual Forces by G A Rosenberg

 

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