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.

May these poems give you an inspiration to learn all you can from a failure or an unsuccessful attempt, so that you can move forward with new knowledge.


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 failure is a 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.

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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.

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Dream Again
Poet: Patience Strong

When your dreams have failed you -
Dream again...
When you think you're beaten -
Dream again...

Failure cannot break your heart -
Life's a game, so play your part -
Dare to make another start.
Dream again...

Next time you'll be stronger - wiser too -
Think of all the things you meant to do -
Keep the glory of the goal in view -
and dream again...

Do not heed the world, its taunts and jeers -
Lift your eyes and face the coming years -
All great things are bought with human tears -
So dream again.

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Failures You Have None?
Poet: Catherine Pulsifer, 2020

If failures you have none
If mistakes you have not one
Then living you are not
You're living in the same spot.

You see to get ahead
You must live not play dead
Some risks you may have to take
You have to live life awake.

Failures you will see
Some may not be pretty
But learn from them and then go on
Success is not stumbled upon.

We all make mistakes
But let that give your head a shake
Start again with new knowledge
It will put you above the average.

So let your failures teach you
The one thing that was the issue
With determination and persistence too
You will find success in what you do!

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Failure
Poet: Edgar A. Guest

Failure is ceasing to try!
‘Tis accepting defeat
And to all you may meet
Giving voice to a sigh;
‘Tis in thinking it vain
To attempt furthermore
And in bowing to pain
When the muscles grow sore.

Failure is stepping aside
From the brunt of the fray
In a weak-hearted way,
Being content to abide
In the shadows that fall,
And in being afraid
Out of life, after all,
Nothing’s left to be made.

Failure is thinking despair,
The forsaking of hope,
And refusal to cope
With the day’s round of care.
It’s in heeding the cry,
All is lost ! and to stay
With defeat and not try
For the happier day.

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