A poem on Overcoming Failure with the Comfort of Affection
On a day so ordinary When the heart bore no story She hopped towards me With her usual contagious glee Our chit-chats about her day at school Suddenly took a turn, uncool Her bold expression turns hushed To whispers, whilst her agony gushed A 10-year-old shares her failure In a tone tainted with despair Like her skin’s acquired the colour of shame And every eye’s pointing her out to blame My heart sinks as her eyes bore into mine Hoping for hope through my words of shine I stand there as an adult holding of a promise In her expectant eyes, to make her feel at ease There are faces familiar Surrounding us, all so near Yet in a voice quite clear I go on to tell my stories of failure There are stares of shock & surprise At an adult’s success losing its disguise Yet, I know for sure this is what she needs to hear Of seeing failure equally as success, so dear Tomorrow when she sees me smile With my head held high in a confident style Her failures will no longer fail her As whispers would turn to hopeful chatter
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