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I've Failed Again

by Ebenezer Mowete

Another trial gone to waste.

Not sure I can go again.

Never will I attempt discipline in haste,

I will allow myself to feel the pain

Where did I go wrong?

What principle did I miss?

Sorrow and anguish now my song

Which element of success did I diss?

Image of a silhouette of a man, with red light only highlighting the frame of his body. His face is hidden in the shadow.
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I see the disappointment on their faces

Every time their gaze meets mine.

I avoid and evade them with quick paces.

Success and failure are apart by a wide line.

Incompetent, lazy, unfocused

There was no official christening.

Names which made me look cursed,

Nowhere in sight a new beginning

I don't want to be defined by my past.

I'm no God, I'm only human.

How long will this guilt last?

You're not supernatural too; a regular John, Jane, or Dan

I want to rise once more!

But sometimes I honestly don't know how.

I have no idea and it leaves me sore.

So, in despair I take my bow.

Probably we were not created to be perfect,

We are beautifully flawed and broken.

We try and try till we all eventually kick the bucket.

We fall, rise and fall again; but never sunken.


I am Ebenezer Mikwene Mowete and currently a 400 level medical student at the University of Benin. Reading, singing and writing are my top passions. I have a keen interest in making global impact and making the world a better place.

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