Amrit Rathi

When Many Failed, I Always Succeeded! - Poem by Amrit Rathi

I look back in wonder on my life
how differently I trod and proceeded!
When most people failed, I always succeeded!

As if sleepwalking, they don’t try to know
what it takes to do something, be something, or have something,
and such ignorance they all so often show!
As one can get by on ignorance for a while,
I made a list of what I don’t know, must know,
and should change;
I must learn what works—it’s relevant though strange;
I explored myself, what others said, heeded.
When Many Failed, I always succeeded!

Even if they know what they should be doing—
perhaps exercising, spending less,
earning more, working or reading—
they do just the opposite and wonder why they’re ruing!
Call it a sheer stupidity, as they don’t do
what they know is right.
So I made a list of what’s important to me,
but I’m not doing anything about;
and see what works, what doesn’t,
and act never to flout;
I planned and do all that I know is needed.
When Many Failed, I always succeeded!

Or like the lazy hogs who don’t move or ramble,
won’t walk or study but watch TV, sports
or just eat and sleep;
it’s nothing but laziness, plain and simple!
They do what’s easy or what’s not required,
though life’s on fire;
I take all the pains, work smart, and a bit hard
to realize my potential wherever is needed.
When Many Failed, I always succeeded!

Or they don't care; don't see the future or dream:
like the sand they get carried by the wind
wherever it takes them around.
No care, no vision, no goals! I would say;
this is a puzzle only they can solve—
strange as it looks, but it is the fact!
I’m all serious. Plan my life;
monitor whatever goals I set;
to propel life, care, vision and goals are needed.
When Many Failed, I always succeeded!

They need to burn and glow and flash,
like a candle highlighting such success.
Like a mighty tree life succeeds. Or it fails
if they've got the usual excuses for all its mess!

I made it clear; I put it straight—what worked for me,
I hope works for you.
Do whatever by your life is ever needed,
When Many Failed, I always succeeded!

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Comments about When Many Failed, I Always Succeeded! by Amrit Rathi

  • Gita Ashok (6/15/2010 2:47:00 AM)

    Your poem has provided the secret key to unlock the door of success - something that is so obvious and yet so many remain ignorant. It is a must read for all especially for teenagers and those that are ready to leave the nest and take flight on their own to explore the wild world outside. Such poems must be included in high school curricula - hope the decision makers of the education department read and appreciate these literary jewels, too! ! ! A 10 here, of course. (Report) Reply

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  • C. P. Sharma (5/14/2010 10:00:00 PM)

    Amusing practicality. I loved it.
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  • (5/13/2010 2:07:00 AM)

    Yes! Agreed hands-down here. A very crisp and clear message. I like the lucidity of your style here.
    Nice work!
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  • (5/12/2010 8:02:00 PM)

    This is very good! It was strait to the point on everything, and sounds like you accomplished a lot! (Report) Reply

  • (5/12/2010 9:36:00 AM)

    wooooow this is soooo cool.... i like it :) (Report) Reply

  • (5/12/2010 9:36:00 AM)

    It's so easy to agree with the messages of your poems. They seem to be a part of an undeniable truth. I'm still waiting for that expression of your soul that is uniquely you though. 100% undeniably and beautifully you. Despite waiting though, this is still a great poem that I enjoyed reading. Thank you for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • (5/12/2010 3:16:00 AM)

    I like this poem very much! What a commonsense approach! We fail since we are ignorant, stupid, lazy, don't give a damn, or we lack vision and goals. And what ideas make us success, it is power-packed! I rate 9/10. Thanks. Keep writing with message as you do.... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Poem Edited: Wednesday, July 14, 2010

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