Poems About Failure

Let these poems about failure encourage and motivate you. We all face failures in life at one time or another, the difference is how we deal with it, our attitude towards the thing that we call failure.

Also, be inspired by the failure quotes and thoughts. Words of encouragement to remind you not to give up!

Life's Failures

Poet: Julie Hebert, 2011

In life we will have failures, always wishing we had waivers,
To take back what we've just done.
So take some time, to sit and unwind,
So you can see what you've learned from.

It may be something small, maybe even smaller than a doll,
Something that not everyone else would see,
But the important part is, that you take the quiz,
To learn something that's within thee.

So why don't we just let, failures be the threat,
Because failure is more than just that.
If we can allow ourselves to see, that maybe a failure is our key,
Our next attempt may have a better chance at.

So start to change your mind, that a failure can be kind,
If we allow ourselves to learn from it.
No more shall a failure bring, unhappiness to him
As it's now one less failure to submit.

poems about failure

The Real Successes
Poet: Edgar A. Guest

You think that the failures are many,
You think the successes are few,
But you judge by the rule of the penny,
And not by the good that men do.
You judge men by standards of treasure
That merely obtain upon earth,
When the brother you're snubbing may measure
Full-length to God's standard of worth.

The failures are not in the ditches,
The failures are not in the ranks,
They have missed the acquirement of riches,
Their fortunes are not in the banks.
Their virtues are never paraded,
Their worth is not always in view,
But they're fighting their battles unaided,
And fighting them honestly, too.

There are failures to-day in high places
The failures aren't all in the low;
There are rich men with scorn in their faces
Whose homes are but castles of woe.
The homes that are happy are many,
And numberless fathers are true;
And this is the standard, if any,
By which we must judge what men do.

Wherever loved ones are awaiting
The toiler to kiss and caress,
Though in Bradstreet's he hasn't a rating,
He still is a splendid success.
If the dear ones who gather about him
And know what he's striving to do
Have never a reason to doubt him,
Is he less successful than you?

You think that the failures are many,
You judge by men's profits in gold;
You judge by the rule of the penny--
In this true success isn't told.
This falsely man's story is telling,
For wealth often brings on distress,
But wherever love brightens a dwelling,
There lives; rich or poor, a success.

Be Inspired
If we find ourselves lost and somewhat just tossed,
And feel we can turn things around.
The answer is yes, our life can be blessed,
It may take us first being knocked down.
Read the entire poem, Be Inspired

Thoughts and Quotes About Failure

quotes about failure

Giving up is the only sure way to fail.
Gena Showalter
Never Give Up Quotes

Never take failure personally, never take set backs in a social setting as evidence that you are not worth talking to.
Peter W. Murphy, Always Know What To Say
Short Quotes

Thoughts shape one's fate, determining success or failure. Each thought stamps itself forever on one's personality- thoughts therefore, make one's personality.
Dorothea Kopplin, Something to Live By
Positive Thoughts

The best of life's lessons occur when a personal or professional failure is utilized as a necessary ingredient to propel renewed dedication towards success.
Robert Rivers
Poem About Life Lessons

... perseverance can be learned. We can grow in our ability to withstand difficult times. We can learn to push forward in the face of failure.
Tim Hague, Perseverance
Difficult Times Quotes

When you encounter failure, it does not sink you until you let it enter you and suppress you.
Israelmore Ayivor, Believe and Achieve
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Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.
George E. Woodberry
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You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.
Johnny Cash
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Learn from every mistake, because every experience, particularly your mistakes, are there to teach you and force you into being more who you are.
Oprah Winfrey
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