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"The first time I put on a performance that included one of my poems, I returned ashamed of myself.", said the preacher.
"This was the fruit of my sore labor that came to be the repair to my momentary despair. I'm sure you'll enjoy it, especially with a rhythm - go ahead."
I gazed down upon it reverently, and read methodically - it hurt slightly, but I carried on.
By the end of it, I smiled.
"This is pure genius!", came the outburst - I couldn't hold my mirth.
(Approx Date of Poem's Origin: 3rd of March, 2016)
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I couldn't sell my soul to my own poem.
I presented it but it was all in pretend.
Meaning did I how many make comprehend?
I wonder as I now regard myself with a sad type of contempt.
All of the grand possibilities that up had I dreamt
All torn apart because FATE did I tempt!
Time to franchise so much that I had lent
Now squandered, wasted, all I want to do is vent.
Crushing realization that I can't upon myself depend.
With how many more excuses shall myself I defend?
Finding myself so terribly bereft,
Burden of blaming myself I now have to heft.
To Misery and Sorrow I am now left,
Together with also a whole world of regret.
I must admit, I was undoubtedly, utterly and completely, REKT.
Damn it all to hell!
Feeling so so so so vehement
That none of it all went like I had meant.
That I just wasn't good enough I'll remember forever overwhelmed...
But maybe lesson yet there is somewhere in between!
Something from somewhen and someone to take away, to glean!
In the midst of it all, everything looking bleak,
The knowledge that I was at my own game beat,
Rendered in public, so damn weak...
Maybe next time I'll strive harder.
Maybe next time I'll work more clever!
Maybe, just maybe from all of the despair
Something shall come forth that shall all of it repair!
But currently, sadly, I'll be walking, talking, around my own home squawking
My very own self aggressively mocking
Maybe I'll find it in myself to be grateful for what I have.
Learn to much more success from failure attract.