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Below is the poem entitled I Failed which was written by poet Silas Nettles. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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I Failed

Once my nerves had settled in
I was at ease
And ready to see how I had done
I felt confident on how I would do
Because I sped through the first ten 
But kind of struggled on the last few
It was my third time doing this 
And I failed the last two
So another performance such as that
Would really leave me feeling blue

It had been over an hour 
Since I had finished
And the greater my eagerness
The more my confidence had diminished
This nervousness I had
Was something that was quite rare
I guess it really showed
That I actually cared
Because I was not repeating this class
Even if I was dared

My anticipation was at its peak
And my patience was very thin
I just had to see my grade 
While my confidence was at a level ten…
To bad my grade was not
It was about as bad as a sin
What could I have possibly done wrong
Maybe I forgot to turn it in
Too bad I could not complain about it
Because I promised I would not make a scene

Three bad grades in a row
Would not deter my confidence
I found a way to control my anxiety
And I have been passing sense
Pride is a terrible thing to waste
So I used it as guidance
Many left that class after that test
Some stayed and like me…
Thought that decision was not the best
But we proudly made it, too bad for the rest

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  1. Date: 10/25/2010 12:08:00 PM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poem being picked to be featured this week Silas. Love, Carol

    Nettles Avatar Silas Nettles
    Date: 1/15/2012 12:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I appreciate a great deal...
  1. Date: 1/14/2010 8:46:00 AM
    Hey Silas,Congratulations on your win in Constance's "Anything GOes" Contest! Peace, Audrey

    Nettles Avatar Silas Nettles
    Date: 1/15/2012 12:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    preciate it...I'm just not returning to this site
  1. Date: 1/10/2010 11:04:00 PM
    A nerve wracking experience! congratulations on your win! andrea

    Nettles Avatar Silas Nettles
    Date: 1/15/2012 12:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks...I'v just gotten back on this website...has no idea this poem had some success :)
  1. Date: 1/10/2010 4:58:00 AM
    ailure is only such when one does learn from it, as you have so aptly conveyed in the winning poem. Thank you for sharing, and CONGRATULATIONS, Silas. Sincerely, Lainie

    Nettles Avatar Silas Nettles
    Date: 1/15/2012 12:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you :)
  1. Date: 1/4/2010 1:12:00 PM
    Glad to hear that you hung in there and passed your classes. -Courtney-

  1. Date: 12/24/2009 7:15:00 PM
    three cheers for hangin in there,Silas, and for the poem too. -Robert