Poems about failure teach you cool lessons and help you do better next time. Failure is not the end of the story. It’s a chance to learn and try again and again.
It’s when things don’t go the way you hoped or planned. When you face failure, learn from your mistakes. Talk to friends, family, or mentors. They might have awesome tips.
Poems about failure help you understand and express your feelings. These poems show that failure is part of life and that everyone faces it.
They offer a new way to look at failure, making it less scary. They act like a friendly guide, helping you navigate the tough terrain of failure.
Let’s read some of the poems about failure and make us feel easy.
By Emily Dickinson
It might be easier
To fail with land in sight,
Than gain my blue peninsula
To perish of delight.
By Clifford Greve
To believe the song of the failures
In a land where good men have won
Is casting your lot with the losers;
And doing what they have done.
To listen and learn from the winners,
Is winning yourself — their stake!
You need not fear the advice you hear
But beware whose advice you take!
If I should pass the tomb of Jonah
I would stop there and sit for awhile;
Because I was swallowed one time deep in the dark
And came out alive after all.
Those Annual Bills
By Mark Twain
These annual bills! these annual bills!
How many a song their discord trills
Of “truck” consumed, enjoyed, forgot,
Since I was skinned by last year’s lot!
It was the schooner Hesperus,
That sailed the wintry sea;
And the skipper had taken his little daughtèr,
To bear him company.
By E. Simpson
There once was a man who was fraught
With failure and struggles, he thought
But he learned to keep going
And ended up glowing
Now success is the thing he’s caught
By Emily Dickinson
The past is such a curious creature,
To look her in the face
A transport may reward us,
Or a disgrace.
Unarmed if any meet her,
I charge him, fly!
Her rusty ammunition
Might yet reply!
To Hang Our Head Ostensibly
By Emily Dickinson
To hang our head ostensibly,
And subsequent to find
That such was not the posture
Of our immortal mind,
Affords the sly presumption
That, in so dense a fuzz,
You, too, take cobweb attitudes
Upon a plane of gauze!
By John Kendrick Bangs
Now failures are, as I conceive,
No things to weep o’er or to grieve,
But beacon lights to warn us when
We sail too near the rocks again;
Or, better, spurs to urge us on
To surer enterprise anon.
He is a sage who scales the heights
On failures made by other wights,
Provided in his quest for pelf
He ‘s not already failed himself;
And he who hasn’t — well, I guess
He’ll never know how sweet success
Can be to him who from a crash
Emerges stronger for his smash.
For Those Who Fail
By Joaquin Miller
“All honor to him who shall win the prize”
The world has cried for a thousand years.
But to him who tries and who fails and dies,
I give great honor and glory and tears.
Give glory and honor and pitiful tears
To all who fail in their deeds sublime.
Their ghosts are many in the van of years.
They were bom with Time in advance of Time.
Oh, great is the hero who wins a name.
But greater many and many a time
Some pale-faced fellow who dies in shame
And lets God finish the thought sublime.
And great is the man with a sword undrawn.
And good is the man who refrains from wine;
But the man who falls and who still fights on,
Lo, he is the twin-brother of mine.
By Julie Hebert,
In life we will have failures, always wishing we had waivers,
To take back what we’ve just done.
So take some time, to sit and unwind,
So you can see what you’ve learned from.
It may be something small, maybe even smaller than a doll,
Something that not everyone else would see,
But the important part is, that you take the quiz,
To learn something that’s within thee.
So why don’t we just let, failures be the threat,
Because failure is more than just that.
If we can allow ourselves to see, that failure is a key,
Our next attempt may have a better chance at.
So start to change your mind, that a failure can be kind,
If we allow ourselves to learn from it.
No more shall a failure bring, unhappiness to him
As it’s now one less failure to submit.
This is all about poems about failure.