TRY MUCH HARDER
by Allwin Bright
Yet another utterly humiliating failure
What went wrong, Do I even have an answer?
A mere consolation that it was only meant to make me stronger
And a plethora of unanswered questions to ponder
People once thought that I was gifted and a genius in the making
Now they say that it was all serendipity and lady luck smiling
All of a sudden the world around me seems so strange.
I keep wondering – How soon do people change?
There are hundreds to offer you a piece of advice
A thousand more are always there to harshly criticize
There’s not a soul with whom you could share your misery
Not a shoulder willing to accept the burden you carry
Broken promises and betrayal is all that I find
Sources of inspiration have left me so far behind
All alone in the darkness each night I cry
Till all the tears in my eyes go dry
It’s sad that such failures are hard to digest
And success has never been an easy conquest
Nemesis to any person has never ever been benign
But a glimmer of hope whispers “Someday everything will be fine.”
Through the roads of wretchedness great journeys were made
With a lot of struggle and perseverance greater milestones were conquered
A strong belief within continues to stay resilient
After all what’s the fun in so easily being triumphant
It’s not too easy that I will cease to exist
Sorry Mr. Fate… Try much harder if you still persist!