Failure is a ball

hit along the net;
appeared with point that flash excitement
at the field of the heart.

As this ball is thrown
from one point to another,
it tastes from varieties of judgement;
both the tough and the mild.

At a trail, it kicks hope,
dribbles into the hole of failure;
fear thrills the heart into the quite of sadness
Until giving up becomes an option.

At the final straw,
it kicks a mountain of goals
and balls of success pile high,
rolling into victory.

Written by Adeoye Mar’yam, a Public Administrator, Poet and the Co-founder Pious Muslim Foundation.