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The Ways

 "The Ways"     
Failure, my grey haired mentor 
Toil with me once more 
Send me into bowels of competition 
Content with loss, experience    

Leave me now, I will never learn again
Build me up, a camel under burden
Knock me down, a reluctant pugilist 
Prepare me for our assault on reality 

Fear resides inside me, successor 
Witness to frightening change 
Comforts of defeat are fleeting
Status quo won't fool me again

The journey, the pleasure, all gone 
Consumed in an avalanche of old
A game of sport yields victors so sad 
champions go nowhere but down  

Copyright © karl marszalowicz

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  1. Date: 3/4/2014 12:22:00 PM
    True words, if you learn from your failures and work to make yourself better than you will always be better of than those who win and are satisfied with what they have. I love the message great write!!!

  1. Date: 1/6/2014 4:13:00 PM
    Fascinating words.

  1. Date: 9/29/2013 8:36:00 AM
    Wonderful expressions very touchy, karl