Frank Adie

The Ecstasy Of Surrender - Poem by Frank Adie

I am a mere mortal with peculiar failings,
I am not the best neither am I the worst,
I try to do things my way and I do my best,
I don't bend to breaking point to please men;
And I don't set standard for anybody,
Whenever I fall short of your expectation,
You may just have overrated me.

I don't feel disappointed for doing poorly,
So long as my conscience tells me I did my best;
I have my strength, and I don't begrudge that of others;
I know my limits, and I know when to surrender;
Perseverance is a virtue not common to everyone;
So whenever I quit, I do that with dignity,
I don't waste precious time on fruitless ventures
I glory in quitting, as well as in victory.

Topic(s) of this poem: giving up

Form: Free Verse

Comments about The Ecstasy Of Surrender by Frank Adie

  • Jazib KamalviJazib Kamalvi (6/29/2017 8:35:00 PM)

    A perfectly wise poem. Thanks (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 29, 2017

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