Wingword Poetry Prize 2020 is now open. Submit your poems today!

Oh, You Heart Breaking Failure

By Pragya Jain

 

Oh, you heart breaking failure, why did you find me?

You were like a walk on the thorn

You came into my life like a storm

You took away the last piece of me

My pride of having been a winner

You left me there standing with my jaw dropped, a loser

But I am a fighter, so I fought

I fought and lost again

Till you pinned me down on my knees

I still fought and lost again and again and again

Till you had me doubting myself

Till you took away my self-confidence

Till you left me lying there shattered in my pool of tears

I put the lights out and shunned everybody out

I still don’t know if that was out of embarrassment or was I just tired of trying

I shut the windows, drew the curtains, blocking every ray of sunlight

Lying on the floor defeated and broken I heard a voice

It was the voice of my novels talking to me, my diary calling out my name

I got up, opened my diary and it read “Tell me everything”

Tell me everything

I picked up my pen and I wrote

I wrote till me tears stopped

I wrote till I found my answers, till I recalled every bit of my life

Till I finally put everything behind me, till I finally slept with a smile.

That morning I rose a different person, stronger and wiser

And most of all a better human being

That day I opened a new diary only to write:

“Oh, you heart breaking failure, thank you for finding me.”

And a new chapter began.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

This poem won in Instagram Weekly Contest held by @delhipoetryslam on the theme 'An Experience That Changed My Life'

3 comments

  • This is so good!

    Sweta Jain
  • Just an amazing piece of poetry 👌

    Stuti Agnihotri
  • Thankyou so much.

    Pragya Jain

Leave a comment