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Failure is always an implied option Leaders need to look at all options Including what to do If they fail to achieve their goals They must have a plan

Failure is a poem written by Jake Cosmos Aller and shared with The Ugly Writers with the theme Breakout for the month of September.


trump in red suit


Failure poems

Failure is not an option

My failures

Presidential failures

Total Success or Total Failure

Dejavu All Over Again

General Failure Reading Disk Drive

Failure is Not an Option

Failure is not an option

Is a weasel word

Weasel words

Are Orwellian words

Designed to shut down

Rational thought

And ironically  this word

Often leads to spectacular failure

Because logically speaking

Failure is always an implied option

Leaders need to look at all options

Including what to do

If they fail to achieve their goals

They must have a plan

To learn from their failures

If not following the dictates

The false macho posturing

That failure is not an option

Will lead to the feared failure

On Failure

They say that failure

Is the best teacher of all

And I have learned

So much from my failures

And I have failed so much

In my life

But I have gotten better

Stronger and wiser

Because I have failed

And embraced my failures

Failed first grade

Almost failed math and physics

Failed music college

Almost failed statistics in college

Almost failed my life in the Peace Corps

Dealing with Typhoid

Almost failed in Bangkok

Almost failed my life

In the hospital for almost a year

Almost failed to learn Spanish

Failed as a visa chief in Spain

And throughout my failures

There is one thing I learned

With the support of my wife

And my friends

I can and will overcome

All my failures

President Trump’s Failures

Presidential failures to date

failure to tell the truth 18,000 lies

Failure to deal with COVID

150 thousand dead

And 4 million cases piling up

And it is all his fault

He refuses to take responsibility

Part of his failure to lead

Failure to lead the country

In saving re-opening

Making things a thousand times worst

With his epic tweets

Which are a failure

To communicate

Failure to get America rebuilt

Failure to get immigration reform

Failure to reform our trading practices

Failure to lead on climate change

Failure to lead on fighting forest fires

Failure to lead on police reform

Failure to lead on healing out country

As he pours gasoline

On the flames of our discontent

And so I leave these thoughts

Thinking of the greatest failure

Of our life

Watching our president

Fail so miserably

At his job

And unlike me

He refuses to admit

That he has failed

Leading him to an epic

Spectacular failure

Ushering in the end

Of his presidency

In the failing light

Of his life

Will he finally learn

From his failures

Sadly I must conclude

That he is incapable

Of learning from failure

Because in his mind

He is the smartest man

In the world

And it inconceivable

That he could ever failure

For he is a winner

Are we all tired

Of his failed winning by now?

And sadly I must

I must give him

A grade of F

total Success or Total Failure

The President’s Son-in-law declares

that the government’s response

to the corona virus

has been a total success

as the government

step up to the plate

to fight the virus from hell

I have to wonder

on what planet

does the words

total failure

becomes total success?

Are we living in a bizarro  world

Where every thing

Means the opposite

Do words no longer

Have any connection

To underlying reality

Can we tell a lie

From the truth anymore?

For his statement

Is impossible to be

Anything other than the opposite

His total success is everyone’s total failure

As 150 thousands American ghosts

Will attest

just more verbal diarrhea

from our dear leader

And his cult like followers

And corrupt court jesters

General Failure Reading Disk Drive

My computer loves

Spitting out error messages

Written like haiku

Mysterious messages

Hard to understand

My failure has always been

General Failure

Reading Disk drive

The question comes to mind

Who is this General Failure

And why is reading my disk drive


The end

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