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“**** it”
I say into the all consuming void
As I jumped into the fear
And played this unorganized game

Only

To come out on top
I’ve done something I’ve never thought I would be able to do, I made the state band. 13th chair, it’s so hard to wrap my mind around this. I controlled my anxiety and my fear. I’ve finally learned to do that. I’ve finally learned that I control it.
Michael Oct 7
Winning is losing,
In such a different form,
Losing is winning no more
When we win we lose, no matter the situation
Anya Sep 13
They say...

it isn't about winning or losing
it's the sport
and the people who play it
But is it really?
Isaac Aug 20
your
mind
is
what
determines
victory
transforming
struggle
into
l­iberty
Written 20 August 2018
Karijinbba Aug 2
For the WIN! Heed to this facts
be aware of your thoughts your surroundings
discearn golden silence choose kind speech
practice patience understand self and others
practice good deeds enforce free will
confront defeat don't fear the unknown,
Change is good for the soulthese alone will mold
your heart and spirit soulto guide your life
to success triumph avoiding most calamities

revised: 8/01/18
I write from personal experiences Iived like a leave in the arms of the winds. I didnt know how to help myself to win and avoid losing
when I didn't choose life chose for me and bad wolves too. Had I known this simple steps to winning
my love life bank and good fortune would be an eternal garden of sprouting something ever after!
so help you me ***
How wonderful it is.
To see one's results
A deeply laid plan
Come to fruition
That is satisfaction
To overcome adversity
To gain unending audacity
That is my purpose
I question, is it the pleasure of *******.
The sheer ecstacy of winning
That final laugh is intoxicating
I’m a soldier
in a war
sold to the highest bidder
Biding my time
getting high
but not getting
anything out of
life

A lifer
a loser
lost his way
was on his way
on a journey
was earning
a living
was living
a life
in spite of
spitting in the face
of all I was faced with
Couldn’t face up
to the need
I was feeding
A hole
from which
my soul
was bleeding
Unknown reason
harboring this treason
give it time
it will season
belief system
The Devil
finds pleasing

No matter
how much I tried
and from everyone hide
including myself
what was
deep inside
If I went
and made
an attempt
a fool I'd be,
wasted time spent
A lament
at controlling
the tide
And each day
from the next
more and more
of me died

There was a time
when all my efforts
went unheeded
and instead
succeeded
But these courtships
did not breed
or plant the seed
instead was seething
to be
leaving
Escaping from me
with each breath
I’m breathing

A horrible time
indeed
Unfamiliar
making me ill
not having free will
Undeserving
and not for me
to get
Must get angry
and upset
Breaking steps
so many
missteps
I’m falling
more than I’m standing

Steps I’ve climbed
mostly blind
by my blindfold
its knots
I bind
the moment
I ‘rise-and-shine’
so that
in time
when rising
like yeast,
the hiding
inner self
self-defeats

Every hand folding
as I’m
raising the bets,
doesn't make sense
From where
did I get
this invisible pet
Originally set
and previously molded
in the early stages
of the morning
in a story
that’s boring
and been told
time and time again
with
lost love ones
and friends

A friendly reminder
that a
“stitch-in-time”
is not
a time saver
if the referenced ‘stitch’
relied upon
was built upon
lies
consumed
from others
that we
self tie
but mostly
force fed
by the very hand
controlled
by my head

It’s a numbing thought;
reasons sought
Elusive?
‘yes’
but pieces
caught
My peace disturbed
by actions
brought
from a desire
to numb
so that these thoughts
will be
forgotten

Decayed
and rotten
left for days
in a
wrought iron cage
Anyone
with sage
too afraid
to consume
but 'In-Doom'
I trust
and with full ******
my smile
displayed;
forward I go
for sins
I pay
and lie within
this bed
I've made

Not night;
thick of day
no difference displayed
skewed indifference
to the
different
paths
that have been
laid
like the path
of destruction
from this day
back
in my wake
Bindings
can't brake
A life's mistake
Lay me down
my soul
to take
Lying in state,
a viewing,
my wake
My mind
now awake
-
Cruelty's laugh
makes me
an ***
a crass reminder
of a life
that's past
Written: July 14, 2018

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Lyda M Jul 23
Three stand before thee
The silver trophies gleam bright
Ambitions are bared
I know I can.
I just don't.
01.07.2018
It's true, not a whine. There are so many external factors that affect winning that it no longer becomes a test of one's ability, but being in the right state at the right time
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