poet Phil Soar

Phil Soar

If We Fail

Where the sea meets the shore and the sand wets the feet
Where rainfall is epic, and has flooded the street
When the wind blows so strongly, it uproots the trees
Nature can bring every day to its' knees

Where the rivers flow faster and embankments recede
Where the cold and the snow mean our fingers will freeze
When the hottest of summers, dries up all the land
Nature is something we can't understand

Where the channels of governments block our reserve
Where we reap what we sow, and not what we deserve
When we all put our uses to help us prevail
Maybe we can succeed, or we might all just fail

Topic(s) of this poem: nature

Poem Submitted: Thursday, September 15, 2016

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  • Malcolm Two (1/8/2017 12:25:00 PM)

    Well done. thanks for sharing your poem with us.

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  • Paul AmrodPaul Amrod (1/8/2017 4:38:00 AM)

    Hi Phil, I have read your witful statements and have truly always giggled inside. Thanks for your terrific humor! ! Paul

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  • Richard Wlodarski (1/8/2017 3:38:00 AM)

    Where there is
    Love and hope
    No losers
    All winners

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  • Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga (1/8/2017 12:57:00 AM)

    Nice portrayal of nature and its vagaries as well as the unfriendly approach of various govt agencies which are otherwise meant to help out people with what they actually deserve. Thanks for sharing.

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  • M Asim NehalM Asim Nehal (1/7/2017 8:33:00 PM)

    A nice poem. Thanks for sharing this wonderful poem.

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  • Bharati NayakBharati Nayak (1/7/2017 5:25:00 AM)

    Nature is very powerful.When we become too greedy and go on exploiting natural resources, we may have to face nature's fury.Our wellness lies in the preservation of nature..Nicely penned poem, thanks fo sharing.Congratulations for being the Poet of the Day.

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  • Seamus O BrianSeamus O Brian (1/6/2017 4:50:00 PM)

    Compelling contemplation. No, we cannot *fight* nature. We must not see ourselves as antagonists to nature. We must work alongside of nature, moving in the direction and fashion that nature moves. We will never win that fight, otherwise. The final stanza seems to shift to the struggle against man-made institutions, which too can be overwhelming, but at least is feasible when change is necessary.

    Thank you for this intriguing piece, and congratulations.

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  • Linet SabastianLinet Sabastian (1/6/2017 3:02:00 PM)

    Creatively written. Congratulations.

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  • Anil Kumar PandaAnil Kumar Panda (1/6/2017 9:53:00 AM)

    This is how the nature will retaliate if we go on destroying it. If we take care of flora and fauna they will take care of us. Despite our realization of the fact we are not working in that line. Day of doom is not far away. An eye opener. Nice poem. Liked it. Congrats.

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  • Clarence PrinceClarence Prince (1/6/2017 9:50:00 AM)

    Yes, nature is truly unpredictable.
    Thanks for sharing, Phil!

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  • Paul ReedPaul Reed (1/6/2017 7:56:00 AM)

    The uncertainty of life. Congratulations for being chosen as poem of the day

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  • Tom Allport (1/6/2017 4:09:00 AM)

    us against nature? there will only be one winner and it ain't us.

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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (1/6/2017 1:32:00 AM)

    Life on earth is truly trial-fraught++++++++++++++++++ Congrats on being selected++++++++++

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  • Paul BrookesPaul Brookes (1/6/2017 1:29:00 AM)

    Nicely penned and congrats on being poet of the day deserved

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (1/6/2017 12:49:00 AM)

    Where rainfall ist epic! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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  • Sylvaonyema UbaSylvaonyema Uba (1/6/2017 12:33:00 AM)

    Life is full of mysteries.
    Sometimes very puzzling but we just have to play on in the hands of nature. Nice poem.

    Sylva-Onyema Uba

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  • Muzahidul RezaMuzahidul Reza (1/6/2017 12:25:00 AM)

    Maybe we can succeed, or we might all just fail

    we have already failed; success will depend on future activities
    nice poem

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