David Harris

Veteran Poet - 1,240 Points (18 June 1945 / Bradfield, England)


Sometimes we do things
hoping to succeed
only to impress someone
to make them like us more,
but in our haste to impress
we are flawed by mistakes
and success eludes us
at every turn of the road.
Then when those we wanted to impress
fade out of our lives
and we look back
at what we have done
we realise we don’t
need to have to impress anymore.
We then start to do things
for ourselves
and slowly our success
is finally realised.

15 April 2008

Submitted: Friday, May 02, 2008
Edited: Friday, May 02, 2008

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  • Rookie Andrew mark Wilkinson (5/3/2008 3:43:00 AM)

    Just be your self, you don't need to impess any one else, let them be impressed that you don't pretend to be any one but your self... Andy 10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie JoAnn McGrath (5/2/2008 9:44:00 PM)

    yes....another good thinker on this one....and some take longer before they realize a much easier way is not always the right way....Values are hard to uphold...but worth the effort (Report) Reply

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