Defeat Is Not A Friend
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Defeat Is Not A Friend

An original poem about dreaming over giving up. Defeat is not a friend.


Hey Readers!

I wanted to take another opportunity to personify what it means to let defeat win over accomplishing your goals. I know without a doubt that life doesn't make things easy, especially, since everyone's struggles differ from person to person. I truly hope that this piece inspires and strengthens someone who needs it. Take care of yourself, all. Love and peace.

A moment spanned

Into an hour too long

Of worry and confusion

Making everything appear wrong

The same effort given before

Didn't seem so meaningful

And all of the glimmer from the flame

Wasn't as passionate again

The heart, indeed, feel so tired

It seems that each moment dragged

Particularly longer than the rest

This feeling was Defeat

It sprang the eyes in tears

It caused the surface of old fears

The day started to blend into one

When you give no time,

It can appear you weren't to run

To exceed the limits of your dreams

When you make Defeat a friend,

It can keep you from that passionate flame

All over again

The memory of keeping it around

Made the spirit get back up from the ground

The last time

Dreams cried

Passion wept

And just like that, a voice speaks in that heart:

"This is only the start of new passion and art,"

It came like a sweet fragrance

And lifted the soul

"Not again, Defeat, for this I know,"

Resolve swept in like a favorite song

"I can't let all of my efforts leave and be gone,"

Unlike before, the heart began to strengthen

It formed like intricate gold

Thoughtfully and carefully breaking a mold

The spirit, anew, felt so revived

That it caused a spur of magic

To grow and thrive

Never allow yourself to falter

Even if it seems impossible

That passion, the art

The goals you and from the start,

It all starts with you

And so, remember this:

Defeat is a fleeting thing,

I believe in what causes you bliss

Strong and sure,

The soul knew it too

That Defeat is not a friend

You place your world into

Make your biggest of dreams

Come true

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