Some races we cannot win
Though we try and try again,
But we may endeavor to make
Of everything, a thing to take
Away in beneficial learning
Advancing as more discerning,
Improving for the days coming.
Suffering is extremely painful,
But also, can be gainful,
For if we overcome our problems
And even should we not solve them,
We are more resilient in the end,
Than when we did, our trial begin.
Much becomes of having it all,
But along the way, we often fall.
Our failures give us an appreciation
For the moments of approbation
We, in relation ourselves, better know
And realize life is ours always to grow.

© Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

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