Utter Failure

Dedicated to anyone who feels they failed to make a difference.

Utter Failure

I didn’t make the sun shine,
There wasn’t a single ray;
No matter what I do,
I can’t make a sunny day.

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I didn’t win the lotto,
Wealth just slipped away.
No matter what I do,
Good luck just doesn’t come my way.

I didn’t write a famous book,
Or create a big hit play;
No matter what I do,
My stories weren’t good enough to pay.

I have yet to change the world,
I really hate to say;
No matter what I do,
I’m sure to fail every day.

Failure’s such an ugly word,
A word heard often these days;
No matter what I do,
I can’t make it go away.

That doesn’t mean I have to listen,
To those who like to nay-say;
No matter what I do,
Those people will never go away.

Some talk without listening,
They shout their opinions all day;
No matter what I do,
I just have to walk away.

They may call me a fool,
A guy without a label to display;
No matter what I do,
I’ll never be good enough, or even ok.

They say that giving is a waste,
That I should use my time a better way;
No matter what I do,
I just don’t want to live that way.

It’s a different kind of life I seek,
I want to help in some small way;
No matter what I do,
I want to give a little every day.

I want to share what I have and help where I can,
Not later, soon, or even some day;
No matter what I do,
I have much to give today.

It’s not always about me,
From time to time I can put my needs away;
No matter what I do,
Generosity is here to stay.

We reach for the stars, fame, glory,
And can get really carried away;
But no matter what big things we do,
It’s the small things that carry the day.

So if I’m an utter failure,
For only giving a little every day,
Then no matter what I do,
Let me fail in this grand and glorious way!

— Eric Winger

About Eric Winger

Our perception of time is key to how we use our time. The most fundamental way to change that perception is to give our time. This opens us up to new opportunities and ideas from which we can build to really make a difference. ... Yes, we *do* have time to make a difference!
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2 Responses to Utter Failure

  1. GYA today says:

    So very poignant, beautiful, and cathartic, Eric. Thank you for that. Stay well. ~Paul

  2. Eric Winger says:

    Thanks, Paul. 🙂

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