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 them, and our attitude toward the thing that we call failure.
May these poems give you the inspiration to learn all you can from a failure or an unsuccessful attempt, so that you can move forward with new knowledge.
Look not upon your failures and their hurdles high,
Take courage for this time, for the time shall pass by,
Do not be discouraged if you're stuck in a bind,
Observe what is before you, and gather your mind.
Learn from the mistakes that taught us not to fret,
Grow onwards ever onwards with each hard fought step.
Your inner strength and wisdom will now be tested true,
With courage and confidence set off anew.
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.
Failure is a bitter pill to swallow,
But embedded within is hope for tomorrow,
Conflicts may arise, testing our might,
Yet failure fuels the fire to set things right.
With each stumble and misstep, we take,
Conflict confronts us, our foundations quake,
But accepting failure as a chance to learn,
We find the strength within to overturn.
From the ashes of defeat, resilience springs,
Conflict's challenge ignites our hidden wings,
We rise above, refusing to remain,
Trapped within the prison of fear's domain.
Failure is but a stepping stone,
To an eventual triumph yet unknown,
For conflict in the face of failure's reign,
Only strengthens our resolve to rise again.
"A Chance To Learn" reminds us that facing failure is a part of the journey. Yeah, it might sting a bit, but embedded in those setbacks is the potential for a brighter tomorrow. Conflicts and hiccups might test your mettle, but guess what? They're your secret allies in the journey of growth.
Don't let them be roadblocks; see them as stepping stones. Read more poems about conflict.
After a while you learn the subtle difference
Between holding a hand
And chaining a soul.
And you learn that love doesn't mean leaning
And company doesn't mean security.
And you begin to learn
That kisses aren't compromises
And presents aren't promises.
And you begin to accept your defeats
With your head up and your eyes ahead
With the grace of a woman or a man
Not the grief of a child.
And you learn to build all your loads on today
Because tomorrow's ground is too uncertain for plans
And futures have a way of falling down in midflight.
After a while you learn that even sunshine burns if
You ask too much.
So you plant your own garden
And decorate your own soul
Instead of waiting for someone to buy you flowers.
And you learn that you really can endure
That you really are strong.
And you really do have worth.
And you learn.
With every failure you learn.
Now failures are, as I conceive,
No things to weep o'er or to grieve,
But beacon lights to warn us when
We sail too near the rocks again;
Or, better, spurs to urge us on
To surer enterprise anon.
He is a sage who scales the heights
On failures made by other wights,
Provided in his quest for pelf
He's not already failed himself;
And he who hasn't — well, I guess
He'll never know how sweet success
Can be to him who from a crash
Emerges stronger for his smash.