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Failure Poems

Failure Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of failure poetry to share and read. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for failure.

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Once again, I didn't read the rules

I tried to write a poem in the form known as free verse
It didn’t turn out very well in fact it turned out worse
I couldn’t seem to get it down, the rhythm so off beat
It mattered not how hard I...Read More
Categories: failure, poetry,
Form: I do not know?

Premium Member Cant Concentrate

My head cant stand still, my mind is constantly spinning
I used to have it together, now I`m no longer winning
Perception at its finest, I`m closest from the edge
Every day I inch closer, from falling off the ledge

Stimulating...Read More
Categories: failure, deep,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member pretending isn't always easy
she calls
long pause
she speaks

the silence
her voice
i taste
her tears
her fears

on this end
of the line
her hope
on my words
little lies
not to worry
i scurry
idle chatter
my next line
trying to feed her
the reassurance
she seeks

i feel failure
in the allure
of tears
as they fall
when she ends
this call
...Read More
Categories: failure, cancer, fear, friend, hope,
Form: Free verse
How to make :: Quatern Sonnet
How to make my team work as asked?
Is it only motivation
at right time that makes them to work,
Or it's something else that hinders?

Working with them I had to learn
how to make my team work as asked;
Some starts work at...Read More
Categories: failure, atheist, work,
Form: Sonnet
The panic of failure is an evidence of lack of faith
While the believe in the impossible to be possible shows massive faith
The sunlight before my eyes portrayed a life full of promise and fulfilment
Then turned the table with a slap...Read More
Categories: failure, 4th grade, courage, faith, solitude,
Form: Narrative

What is life
Life is about living all time before death
Life is adventure of what could be done instead of I can't do it
Life is gift to explore where we born
Life is beautiful because it has all colors to paint our way
Life is...Read More
Categories: failure, absence, addiction, adventure, appreciation, art, autumn, journey,
Form: I do not know?
If I had never met you
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Categories: failure, best friend, boyfriend, confusion, crazy, crush, destiny,
Form: Verse
Living with the 4th Factor - AiR Institute of Realization
Living with the 4th Factor

Suppose you are told that your life can be transformed and that you can live without fear, worry, anxiety, doubt, hate, jealousy and anger. Suppose you could fill your life with joy, peace, hope, faith and...Read More
Categories: failure, humanity, inspirational, philosophy,
Form: Prose Poetry
greedy pen leech
from the sympathetic heart  
departed they are or sold for felicity,
ephemeral felicity
and become enthralled greedy

It’s majesty of presentation, pen soldier
they are in society, 
rich or mighty not are they
they had lofty conscience
movement in supreme thought- pen comrade they are
but...Read More
Categories: failure, grief, life, writing,
Form: Free verse
Are you a winner?
When you look at yourself in the winner,
you ask yourself if you are a winner.

Everyday you try to be better,
back home you try to work harder.
you ask yourself,
are you a winner?

Starting small.
because you know
from small things big...Read More
Categories: failure, 10th grade, encouraging,
Form: Rhyme
Online Dating Failure Number 1
Tim is tall. Handsome.
Works in an office.
Like all of the others
he looks kind of polished.
They say small talk is dead.
So I ask for a date.
The chat's a bit stale so
I just tell him straight:

"I'm not really that pretty,
I'm not particularly...Read More
Categories: failure, age, fun, funny, funny love, love, romance,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Revival
Our lives dwell in fields streaming with timeless torrents of shifting winds
That blow surging change over us, forever moving, lifting our wisdom higher
Grasping unto its timeless seasons, swirling in the ebb of all that transcends
Rendering us whole again with faith...Read More
Categories: failure, change, destiny, inspirational, motivation,
Form: Rhyme
Extra Extra Read all about it Slam
Extra , Extra

Read all about it

I took out Add Space

To Crow Lyrical

Boom back from Self-Imposed sabbatical

So welcome to my Title Shot

At the Big Show 

Or heaven forbid

Critically maligned follow up failure

That ends in recriminations and tears

And once upon a time...Read More
Categories: failure, slam,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I'm More
You severed my wings
For your failure to fly
But I soar - 'cause I'm more
than your ex, or your why.

11/6/19...Read More
Categories: failure, flying, recovery from, strength,
Form: Quatrain
Have stopped doubting
The doubt keeps on anchoring in my ears.
It's like the words that draws as to doing our outmost best has now formed a bond between doubt and itself.
I can't help it,I live in fear that people will stop living.
 ...Read More
Categories: failure, anger,
Form: I do not know?
School Teacher Anger
Who is making "Kentucky School Teachers Angry"? Who is making "Any Teacher of our "Children Angry" to cause their "Failure"? Anger produces "Failure" in "Any Society"to let "The "Real Enemy" of "Democracy,and "Freedom" win,and let "Communism""Begin"""""!!! We see this in...Read More
Categories: failure, 11th grade, 12th grade, 2nd grade, america,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member My Love, My Hope, My Goddess
My love, my hope , my goddess there can be no words formed  by mortal lips sufficient to proclaim the glory which lived in me the season your love bloomed so completely within my life. My words are no...Read More
Categories: failure, heartbreak, loneliness, lost love, love, muse, pain,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member I Just Do Not Know
I just don’t know and yet I am called by the dark void of emptiness before me which with returned piercing glare refuses to release me from my own inward gaze  

For I stare into the cold eyes of...Read More
Categories: failure, confusion, imagery, introspection, irony, longing, love, philosophy,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
The world is in need
The blind could see
The deaf could hear
No one is ignorant of its pain

The shame is glaring
The reproach is at the door step of all.
Making the rich poor
And the poor becoming rich

All are captive of something
Even the...Read More
Categories: failure, anxiety,
Form: Ode
Premium Member The Lecture On Truth
The Lecture On Truth
Written: by Miracle Man

There exists no thing,
called borderline truth.
Or little white lies,
when told in our youth.

Any man whose mouth,
has falsehood dripping.
Is often found to be,
on his own words tripping.

A tongue that consistently,
into untruth dips. 
Causes me to...Read More
Categories: failure, truth,
Form: Lyric
The Barrier
I need you
Like the flowers need the rain
Like the grass needs the dew
You give me warm, fuzzy feelings
Deep down in my chest
An aching in my breast
It is you that I love the best
I need you now like never before
Please don't...Read More
Categories: failure, abuse, anti bullying, anxiety, bereavement, bullying, conflict,
Form: Rhyme
The Distance Between Loving And Leaving You

A waking glance a frozen chance
a failure of the heart
we tried to gain when fault was pain
that tore our vows apart
the will gone lost for what it cost
we could...Read More
Categories: failure, best friend, fate, heart, how i feel,
Form: Rhyme
A Crippled Sense of Confidence
Grown out of mindfulness or cowardice?
Black fruit: a crippled sense of confidence.
Torment to see the engine, powerless –
Stalled for fuel ne’er bequeathed by providence.

O, tragic fate of minion men as I!
Who would rather tell of themselves far less –
Do we...Read More
Categories: failure, anxiety, confidence, fear, loss, pride,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Mirror Mirror
Mirror Mirror

Do not lie. I know that you want to. 
I know that you may need to.  
I am broken, and soon…
You will be too. 

Fairy tales they fill us up as kids. 
Happy endings and forever’s, that have...Read More
Categories: failure, 12th grade, cinderella, happy, hello, hero, high
Form: Narrative
So Vaguely Clear
I remember…

It was an awful oppressing day,
The clouds were dim and the air was frosty…
I couldn't stop myself, I ran to my room and died. 
Tears were streaming down my face as Niagara falls in mid-summer.
As I looked into the...Read More
Categories: failure, 10th grade, allusion, anger, beauty, betrayal, change,
Form: Free verse