Paul Reason


Proving His Worth - Poem by Paul Reason

A young man comes to rest
The day is done and he has given his best
But the goals that he set for himself are unmet
And the goals were not lofty that he set

Just to fix a machine previously broken
Was the thing he desired, a recognizable token
Of the skills he has honed throughout his life
That had come to him through struggle and strife

But alas it was not to be
His work went up in flames and he
Was grieved beyond words at this little blunder
That caused his hard work to go asunder

But when the flames cease and the scene cools
All is not lost except for the fools
Who give up there and say I am done
Instead of looking up and saying that was fun

Oh the learning that comes from trials
The ability to analyze through your own style
Forged in the fire of failure and pain
Comes a warrior who will rise again and again

The young man walks to the bed that he keeps
Where his pillow knows trials for often he weeps
And oftener still he bends his knees
To pray to the Lord of the earth our majesty

Now he lowers his head as he prepares to rest
For tomorrow is a new day, trial, and test
He exhales slowly as he lies down
For into his sleep he will slowly drown

And in the morning as the legends go
The man will arise, invigorated we know
To do today what he failed before
To work with passion to attack the door

The door of success which all can go through
But the cost of entry is up to you
Will you work hard and attack your work
Like a young man proving his worth

Topic(s) of this poem: determination, failure, life, perseverance, youth


Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem was written after I caught a chainsaw on fire that I was trying to fix. I worked really hard on it and it all went up in flames. But a dear friend of mine helped me fix it and now I can move forward.

Comments about Proving His Worth by Paul Reason

  • (1/12/2016 6:14:00 PM)


    I like it, and I have felt this frustration and determination. (Report) Reply

    (1/12/2016 9:22:00 PM)

    Thank you Janet. its nice to know I'm not the only one

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  • Spock The Vegan (1/12/2016 3:43:00 PM)


    Very nice poem. Welcome to PoemHunter.10 points (Report) Reply

    (1/12/2016 3:46:00 PM)

    Thank You

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 12, 2016



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