I thought about not trying because others failed what I intend trying
I compared my style, my methods with the others’ and found theirs better
And if I was better than any of them, it was not significant in any way
So, I think I am the class bottom
However, I must try
I must try to leave the class bottom
What if I decide not to read because those who read failed?
Will that make me a saint or a careful, wise person?
The prospects of the business might be risky
Surely, Mr Tom* can relate to failure in the business
So I, Mr Dick should not venture into such business
Isn’t that an intelligent and shrewd decision?
But wait, let’s see…
First, others had tried, they have the experience
So why can’t I?
In the process of trying, they failed. Great!
Wait, not so great, right?
But they learned ninety-nine ways not to make light bulbs!
They are neither cold nor hot. Slightly lukewarm I say
But hey, they tried
So I reasoned I should see and feel for myself how it is to try
How failure can teach me patience or how success can inspire me
And what if I actually failed, my mind questioned
Then fail honorably. So you can gather your unique experiences
Use it to set up a plan with the experience in hand, try again!
Now, what if those who tried before never got what they wanted?
Will that have been tagged failure, unfruitful, wasteful?
In the event of failure they build character and knowledge
And if Knowledge is wise as she is portrayed to be
She teaches one how not to do the same thing twice!
Now, I think the greatest disaster is not trying at all
Happy New Year everyone. Welcome to 2019! I believe we will have a better Poetic year!! My message this new year is try something new. Start that farm or laundry business, get tuition classes, take cook lessons, do something new. Try something!
Mr Tom, Mr Dick: imaginary figures. No reference made to anybody regarding the use of the names.