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Why Weep For A Winner -

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Why Weep For A Winner -

They approached me in an inconspicuous way
as quaint & confusing disillusionments do,
saying, " Hello,    you're the best - "
I replied reluctantly,
" Thats why I weep every night - " ,
crying like a captured secret,
sorrowful like a caged cure for cruelty,
they became silent as photographs missing sentiments,
our dialogue was at an end,
was my statement a joke, modesty, a travesty,

nobody wins something of value by themselves,
One cannot taste the terror of triumph individually,
and risk is instinct to a Victor's jubilee,
I mention these maxims as testaments,
validations for the tears of all winners
who have lost tremendously along the avenue named " Greatest " ,

there exist three inevitable enemies that attempt to impede
the achievements of all great people, ironically,
these serve as motivations not to rest,
first, the lazy luxuries of life that stymie the strength
of ambition and when absent,
induce abject illusions of incredible iniquities
which stifle Will,
secondly, undisguised, unabashed competitors
whom combat without care or compassion for others,
devoid of devotions to fairness or decorum,
thirdly, and sadly, loss of loyal friends,
they once greeted you respectfully, then eventually
cheerfully, dutifully deride you  for  exposing mediocrity,

please don't dismiss this lesson of lonesome liberation via success
as a proud 'pity parade', masquerading megalomania,
or as being dreamily decietful,
to be a faithful, or even phony follower,
to be intentionally indolent or dastardly discouraging is so simple,
so safe,
Freedom is often distasteful -


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  1. Date: 11/25/2014 3:34:00 PM
    What a burden it is to be the greatest - to lose just once and you fall of off your tower. Perhaps if you never reached this level of perfection, you could lose, now and then, and it'd be okay. Such an intriguing and often unvoiced perception. Liberty is what we all have, no matter the laws written by Man - but without values preceding it, liberty can seem a very ugly thing, indeed.

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 12/1/2014 7:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Continued...justifying blessings from Deity, proving to the Cosmos that your heart is worthy to thump. Fame is never the goal of greatness, only apart of the aftermath. I truly appreciate your intelligent comments on my work Timothy, thank you. J.A.B.
    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 12/1/2014 7:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    To be amongst the greatest in any field of endeavor compells one to endure suffering, sacrafice and endurance that most people cannot even fathom. Also, truly great human beings do not seek notoriety, celebrity or praise although they may receive these things gracefully. The paramount motivation for greatness is maximixing your potential, your inspiration, and purpose...J.A.B.
  1. Date: 7/2/2014 10:19:00 AM
    This piece got you a win, I see. I can understand why. It is wonderful advice. Your wording...fascinating.

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 7/2/2014 2:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I have a very strong feeling that you share the wisdom of this message with me Eileen. So few people realize the magnitude of sacrafice that Great People are required to make, and often it comes naturally, not by design. J.A.B.
  1. Date: 1/22/2014 10:47:00 AM
    Freedom, yes mistaken for something else in my book... You are one of the best epic poets ever... Linda

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 1/22/2014 1:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Your applause happily compels me to bow to you, and kiss your powerful hand Linda. You help me feel that the products of my talent will become immortalized, an undeniable, an undying inspiration. Maybe a thousand years from now people searching for hope and strength will see us holding hands in the Pantheon of the great writers. And hopefully they'll also understnd the sacrafices we made to be permitted there, V.I.P. ; )
  1. Date: 7/23/2013 9:32:00 PM
    Hi Justin, I thank you for the comment on my poem.. about my Biological Mom... the story of my life.. my Mother's always leave me.. :-( I really want to thank you. I really wish I could answer the question about God. I wish I knew the reasons why I can't feel what I felt years ago. I am loving, and good and confused right now. I try not to blame, I can't help it. I don't know why I am telling you. Justin, my friend. I wrote a poem called (HANDS) i love the poem. Please tell me what you think...

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 7/24/2013 2:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    With pleasure my Sphinx - perhaps you already have answered the question - J.A.B. %
  1. Date: 6/19/2013 1:11:00 AM
    Your words ring with glorious , flawless truth. I'm sorry I haven't been able to read lately ... I've quite a lot to catch up on! Justin, what a piece. What a piece. Always, Laura

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 6/23/2013 2:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for understanding me Laura - you're sweet! you are in harmony with sacrafice my friend - J.A.B. %
  1. Date: 6/15/2013 4:26:00 AM
    Im glad i picked this gem to read Justin-Well penned indeed.

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 6/15/2013 2:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'm sure you understand this composition well Charmaine - thanks for caring my friend - J.A.B. %
  1. Date: 6/8/2013 10:02:00 AM
    This a masterpiece of inspiration ! "Freedom is often distasteful -" A stunning end to this magnificent poem. The ability to obtain the courage to withstand the criticism of our own unique style and/or creativity is the price we pay for true freedom. :)

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 6/9/2013 1:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Wisely said, dangerously felt Karen - thank you - to inspire is a reward in itself - J.A.B. %
  1. Date: 6/2/2013 3:37:00 PM
    Well Justin liked the piece; I must say i see precious little freedom as I look around; people Often quote its need laud its potential; and then pass it by without noticing it; or try killing it and blame someone else..L O L)) all the best Joe..)

  1. Date: 6/1/2013 2:09:00 PM
    Congrats JAB ~SKAT~

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 6/1/2013 2:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I appreciate your attention and respect Skat - J.A.B. %
  1. Date: 6/1/2013 9:34:00 AM
    Hello Justin, it's makes me day anytime you are on line and stop by my page or mail to say hi or leave your words and thoughts. better yet, having you join one of my contest, makes my better day get even better... :-) I'm weeping already,,, JK * i like the ending, many ways to absorb the meaning. Congratulations on your winning poem... sweet hugs if you don't mind... Luv~LINDA

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 6/1/2013 2:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You're too good to me P.D. - hugs so sweet they make me joyfully stammer my Sphinx - the ending, yeah, freedom through strength and sacrafice - your love is long lasting nourishment, your talent immortal - J.A.B. %
  1. Date: 6/1/2013 3:52:00 AM
    Many Congratulations Justin xx

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 6/1/2013 2:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for the respect G.G. - J.A.B. %