Francis Duggan

You Don'T Learn As You Win - Poem by Francis Duggan

In life as in sports you don't learn as you win
'Tis only when you lose that to learn you begin
With what I say here you may well not agree
But then again too that is okay with me
Whoever first said you don't learn when you win some credit is due
For what that person said is so obviuosly true
Though that from every loss new insight we do gain
Is something that's way beyond me to explain
To anyone since I'm not one of the enlightened kind
On such a matter you make up your own mind
Those who are open to learning new insights do receive
But then suppose we only believe what we want to believe
And though losing is a thing anyone would not choose
You learn something new every time you do lose.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, October 30, 2009

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