ivor or ivor.e hogg
Graduated Success - Poem by ivor or ivor.e hogg
The World’s my university.
Where lessons are taught painfully
I made mistakes as all must do
and to be honest not a few
I missed some opportunities
but I learned slowly by degrees
When things looked too good to be true.
You’d best step back and review
the situation once again
and save yourself a lot of pain.
Nothing worth having comes for free.
So weigh things up judicially
Then if your certain go ahead
but still be careful how you tread.
The best laid plans can come to nought
when things don’t go as you thought.
You’re bound to fail a time or two
such setbacks can be good for you
You have to learn from your mistakes
resilience is all it takes.
Life knocks you down; get up again
and in a short while you’ll regain.
Your sense of purpose and move on.
There’s nothing more you could have done
Another lesson you have learned
you sometimes get your fingers burned.
Just persevere and you’ll make good
the way you always knew you would.
We don’t award fancy degrees
nor give cast iron guarantees.
What you learn are realities
unlike other universities.
Cyhydd naw ban a welsh bardic form
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