February 1, 2009

Failure - the biggest inspiration!!!


It’s only when things go wrong,
That we try to set them right,
Only when life pulls us down,
Do we put up a big fight,
Only when we fall down,
We struggle to reach the height,
And only after darkness,
Does the world appear bright….

There’s no joy without trouble,
No achievement without struggle,
No pleasure without pain,
And no sunshine without rain,
No laughter without tears,
No bravery without fear,
No rose without thorns,
And without dusk, no dawn….

Sorrow gives us strength,
And misery gives rise to desire,
When life turns all blue,
Hope is what ignites the fire,
Smooth roads are no fun,
For obstacles give determination,
Defeat is what pushes us towards victory,
Failure is, but, the biggest inspiration!!!

Word count: 124

14 comments:

  1. Bravo!
    Nice one
    The effortless rhyming adds to the charm :)

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  2. very nice poem lil finger!
    failure indeed inspires!! beautifully put wid perfect rhymes..as alwys! :)

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  3. Effortless Rhyming is apt actually...

    Love the pic of the girl climbing the stairs...A true form of gettign up in life and inspire .....

    Kudos :)

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  4. @ nan, priyanka, anurag.. thanks guys..!! the idea really appealed to me actually... the idea of failure providing inspiration... and glad you liked the rhyming... i love rhyming!!
    thanks again!!

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  5. Impediments do make the destination worth it and the journey all the more important.I think it probably is the most sensible poem so far,with no high-flown mumbo jumbo,which just adds to the beauty of it.Its crisp,east to relate to..........BRAVO!!!!!!

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  6. kudos!! beautiful!! failure is the biggest inspiration... we shouldnt ever give up.. :)

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  7. Superb! Beautifull!! Well Said!!!

    And only after darkness,
    Does the world appear bright….

    /* bright with opportunities, which we rather ignore when we're not that serious or careless /*

    There’s no joy without trouble,

    /* an age old proven technique for success/*

    By this rate, i think i would be pasting every line in the poem here :)

    every word, every sentence is so practical and applies very well to our daily life... way to go...try try till we succeed....

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  8. This is one of the best poems I have read on this contest... And the pic is so cute!

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  9. w***y.....what effortless flow...take a big hug for that daa...putting your point across effortlessly has always been your strength...ur gift... like a flowing river...smooth...

    It’s only when things go wrong,
    That we try to set them right,
    Only when life pulls us down,
    Do we put up a big fight,
    Only when we fall down,
    We struggle to reach the height,
    And only after darkness,
    Does the world appear bright….
    Its only after internals,
    That we gear to set the prelims right... (ha ha ha)

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  10. This almost makes me feel ok about failing in one of my papers (hey there were mock papers) Maybe I will succeed well!

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  11. Nice thought ...
    I thought this some years back: No Light without Darkness

    Good read :)

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  12. the poem aptly describes the truth of life.. infact, there's no fun in success without having experienced failure before; and in turn the same failure becomes our greatest inspiration.. nice work..

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