Poem - Failure

Preston, England
February 10, 2016 8:52am CST
Another verse inspired by a Jess Lynn @Jessicalynnt challenge this time incorporating the words Drop run dodge jump shift I bodge any job I can’t dodge I can’t shift the weights I try to lift I have to stop before I drop People run as if I have a gun before I’m done Making a mess, and I have to confess It gives me the hump that even if I was to jump Off a tower block or a cliff-side rock I’d fail to take my life, and the knife I’d use on my veins would be too blunt My efforts would look like another pathetic stunt In my Inspector Clouseau existence My mistakes pile up with such persistence That everyone thinks I plan it all out They can’t believe anyone can fall about And fail so much without deliberately trying I’m only alive because I’m no good at dying I only laugh because I can't master crying. Arthur Chappell
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@amadeo (37396)
• United States
10 Feb 16
Mistakes?
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• Preston, England
10 Feb 16
yes mistakes as its a poem about incompetence or at least self-depreciation
@Scindhia (1983)
• Chennai, India
11 Feb 16
Its a very sad poem but a good one!
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@Jessicalynnt (48051)
• Centralia, Missouri
10 Feb 16
Both lovely and sad at the same time, very nice! I was hoping you'd still do these, always enjoy yours!
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• Philippines
10 Feb 16
The best failure.
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• Midland, Michigan
11 Feb 16
I wasn't really sure what to expect by your title. Funny. At first I didn't realize that you were actually telling a story with this, but then I got into the rhythm and 'got it'. Maybe Alfredo, @amadeo has never seen the Inspector Clouseau movies? If not, he should check them out sometime. They are a riot.
@Susan2015 (16255)
• United States
11 Feb 16
That was quite a poem that you did. And you know we all make mistakes.
@zebra2222 (4842)
• United States
11 Feb 16
Pretty inventive poem. Nice flow to it.