Eynie Kohl


Failure - Poem by Eynie Kohl

Failure.
She told me.
Failure.
She called me.
And I left.

I looked up in the cloudy sky,
A whisper left my lips:
“I´m not,
she´s wrong.”
But then again,
It might just be hard to admit.

A tear might travel down my face,
When memory comes up again.
Why, mum?
That tear again…

They say family is the best,
For my mum I was failure.
They say that mum is always right,
So who am I to protest?

Topic(s) of this poem: family, sad


Comments about Failure by Eynie Kohl

  • Terry Craddock (12/16/2015 5:09:00 AM)


    Cruel Unnatural Unloved Memories

    cruel unnatural

    is the mother
    who with love her
    child will not smother

    how far
    how many times
    must a tear travel

    down unloved child's
    sad pale porcelain face crease
    mind with rejection unrequited

    unloved memories bubbling
    beneath surface erupting
    into silent suffering?

    alone abused bruised
    memories erupting
    beneath surface frail

    shattered adult abilities
    when rejection haunts
    anew comes bubbling

    up anew?
    Why, mum?
    Why, mum?

    that tear tears
    again impaled wound
    in side through heart

    impaled slaughted in childhood
    mind memories malignant nightmares
    spiteful malicious evil-intentioned

    virulent invasive uncontrollable
    childhood memories fatal uncurable
    child cast into cauldron bubbling hate fate

    failure cast accusations ranting
    spat into innocent child's face
    failure named branded abusing

    splinter perhaps parent mum failure fatal
    decision life lost opportunities curse echoing
    transfered to into doll child abused lethal

    oh cruel unnatural mother rage cursing
    family mother is not cannot be nurturing best
    when failure branded child gets no love rest

    no mother is not always right
    when dark evil tides rule day night
    what is a child's inherent right?

    loving arms warmth shelter
    food comfort from mother father
    bless child in love smother

    cruel unnatural poison fatal
    is sword sharp evil tongues
    playing failure blame games

    such mothers relatives attitudes
    are always wrong we just need
    to find our space learn to live in

    our skin more love support
    belief in us helps we need
    to be nurtured not put down

    cursed with unrealistic
    parent warped perceptions
    of who we should be
    Copyright © Terence George Craddock
    Inspired by the poem 'Failure' by Eynie Kohl.
    Dedicated to the poet Eynie Kohl.
    Complete version of the split images 'Mother Will Not Love Her Child', 'Childhood Memories Fatal Uncurable', 'Oh Cruel Unnatural Mother Rage Cursing', 'Unrealistic Parent Warped Perceptions', 'Child's Sad Pale Porcelain Face', 'Geysers Venting Pain Perpetual Tears', 'Lost Childhood Innocence Impaled', 'Child Cast Into Cauldron Bubbling Fate', 'Razor Parent Child Star Expectations', 'Parent Splinter Decision Lost Opportunity Echoing', 'Sword Sharp Blame Tongues' and 'Parent Warped Expectation Perceptions' by Terence George Craddock.
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  • Terry Craddock (12/16/2015 4:39:00 AM)


    Parent Warped Expectation Perceptions

    such mothers relatives attitudes
    are always wrong we just need
    to find our space learn to live in

    our skin more love support
    belief in us helps we need
    to be nurtured not put down

    cursed with unrealistic
    parent warped perceptions
    models of who we should be


    Copyright © Terence George Craddock
    Inspired by the poem 'Failure' by Eynie Kohl.
    Dedicated to the poet Eynie Kohl.
    Written in September & December 2015 on the 21.9.2015 & 16.12.2015.
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  • Terry Craddock (12/16/2015 4:38:00 AM)


    Sword Sharp Blame Tongues

    cruel unnatural poison fatal
    is sword sharp evil tongues
    playing failure blame games


    Copyright © Terence George Craddock
    Inspired by the poem 'Failure' by Eynie Kohl.
    Dedicated to the poet Eynie Kohl.
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  • Terry Craddock (12/16/2015 4:37:00 AM)


    Parent Splinter Decision Lost Opportunity Echoing

    splinter perhaps parent mum failure fatal
    decision life lost opportunities curse echoing
    transfered to into doll child abused lethal


    Copyright © Terence George Craddock
    Inspired by the poem 'Failure' by Eynie Kohl.
    Dedicated to the poet Eynie Kohl.
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  • Terry Craddock (12/16/2015 4:37:00 AM)


    Razor Parent Child Star Expectations

    failure cast accusations ranting
    spat into innocent child's face
    failure is named branded abusing


    Copyright © Terence George Craddock
    Inspired by the poem 'Failure' by Eynie Kohl.
    Dedicated to the poet Eynie Kohl.
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  • Terry Craddock (12/16/2015 4:36:00 AM)


    Child Cast Into Cauldron Bubbling Fate

    virulent invasive uncontrollable haunt
    childhood memories fatal uncurable hunt
    child cast into cauldron bubbling hate fate


    Copyright © Terence George Craddock
    Inspired by the poem 'Failure' by Eynie Kohl.
    Dedicated to the poet Eynie Kohl.
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  • Terry Craddock (12/15/2015 11:08:00 PM)


    Lost Childhood Innocence Impaled

    lost heart impaled slaughted in childhood
    mind memories mist malignant nightmares
    parent spiteful malicious evil-intentioned


    Copyright © Terence George Craddock
    Inspired by the poem 'Failure' by Eynie Kohl.
    Dedicated to the poet Eynie Kohl.
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  • Terry Craddock (12/15/2015 10:42:00 PM)


    Geysers Venting Pain Perpetual Tears

    unloved memories bubbling
    beneath surface erupting
    steams into silent suffering?

    alone abused bruised
    memories erupting
    beneath surface frail

    shattered adult abilities
    when rejection haunts
    anew comes bubbling


    Copyright © Terence George Craddock
    Inspired by the poem 'Failure' by Eynie Kohl.
    Dedicated to the poet Eynie Kohl.
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  • Terry Craddock (12/15/2015 10:41:00 PM)


    Child's Sad Pale Porcelain Face

    a cut tear travels down unloved child's
    sad pale porcelain face creases mind
    unrequited unloved memories bubbling


    Copyright © Terence George Craddock
    Inspired by the poem 'Failure' by Eynie Kohl.
    Dedicated to the poet Eynie Kohl.
    (Report) Reply

  • Terry Craddock (12/15/2015 10:41:00 PM)


    Unrealistic Parent Warped Perceptions

    no mother is not always right
    when dark evil tides rule day night
    what is a child's inherent right?

    loving arms warmth shelter
    food comfort from mother father
    bless child in love smother

    cruel unnatural poison fatal
    is sword sharp evil tongues
    playing failure blame games

    such mothers relatives attitudes
    are always wrong we just need
    to find our space learn to live in

    our skin more love support
    belief in us helps we need
    to be nurtured not put down

    cursed with unrealistic
    parent warped perceptions
    of who we should be


    Copyright © Terence George Craddock
    Inspired by the poem 'Failure' by Eynie Kohl.
    Dedicated to the poet Eynie Kohl.
    (Report) Reply

  • Terry Craddock (12/15/2015 10:40:00 PM)


    Oh Cruel Unnatural Mother Rage Cursing

    failure cast accusations ranting
    spat into innocent child's face
    failure named branded abusing

    splinter perhaps parent mum failure fatal
    decision life lost opportunities curse echoing
    transfered to into doll child abused lethal

    oh cruel unnatural mother rage cursing
    family mother is not cannot be nurturing best
    when failure branded child gets no love rest


    Copyright © Terence George Craddock
    Inspired by the poem 'Failure' by Eynie Kohl.
    Dedicated to the poet Eynie Kohl.
    (Report) Reply

  • Terry Craddock (12/15/2015 10:40:00 PM)


    Childhood Memories Fatal Uncurable

    alone abused bruised
    memories erupting
    beneath surface frail

    shattered adult abilities
    when rejection haunts
    anew comes bubbling

    up anew?
    Why, mum?
    Why, mum?

    that track tear tears
    again impaled wound
    in side through heart

    impaled slaughted in childhood
    mind memories malignant nightmares
    spiteful malicious evil-intentioned

    virulent invasive uncontrollable
    childhood memories fatal uncurable
    child cast into cauldon bubbling hate fate


    Copyright © Terence George Craddock
    Inspired by the poem 'Failure' by Eynie Kohl.
    Dedicated to the poet Eynie Kohl.
    (Report) Reply

  • Terry Craddock (12/15/2015 10:39:00 PM)


    Mother Will Not Love Her Child

    cruel unnatural

    is the mother
    who with love her
    child will not smother

    how far
    how many times
    must a tear travel

    down unloved child's
    sad pale porcelain face crease
    mind with rejection unrequited

    unloved memories bubbling
    beneath surface erupting
    into silent suffering?


    Copyright © Terence George Craddock
    Inspired by the poem 'Failure' by Eynie Kohl.
    Dedicated to the poet Eynie Kohl.
    (Report) Reply

  • Chinedu Dike (10/14/2015 7:36:00 AM)


    A well articulated and nicely encapsulated piece of poetry insightfully penned from the heart. Failure does not break one, what breaks one is the conviction of being a failure. For as long as one does not believe in being a failure, one is indeed not. Faith keeps those that keep the faith. Thanks for sharing Eynie. Please read my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON. (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt (9/20/2015 6:29:00 PM)


    I know you are not a failure, Eynie. You write poetry and are an intelligent, introspective soul.
    Peace
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    (9/21/2015 9:01:00 PM)

    Thank you for being kind: -)

  • Terry Craddock (9/20/2015 5:10:00 PM)


    'A tear might travel down my face,
    When memory comes up again.
    Why, mum?
    That tear again…

    They say family is the best,
    For my mum I was failure.
    They say that mum is always right,
    So who am I to protest? '

    especially loved the last two stanzas, no such mothers relatives attitudes are always wrong, we just need to find our space, learn to live in our skin, more love support belief in us helps, we need to be nurtured not put down and cursed with unrealistic perceptions of who we should be
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    (9/21/2015 9:07:00 PM)

    : -) Glad you liked it and thanks a lot for your kind comment! You are indeed right - everyone shall be raised with love and support...

  • Fabrizio Frosini (9/20/2015 3:50:00 PM)


    ''They say that mum is always right''

    just a myth.. mothers/fathers/children.. we all are human beings.. with our 'ups' and 'downs'.. ;)
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    (9/21/2015 9:02:00 PM)

    Yeah, you are probably right. Thanks: -)

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 20, 2015



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