Waking Up To Failure Every Day

Updated on May 5, 2018
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Erick Hernandez rarely writes poetry, but when he does, it is a masterpiece.

An Analogy on Failure

Failure is like a game of Poker. You have all the money in the world; eleven-figures. You play against 5 other players wanting your money. There's a rookie here; doesn't even know the game.

So, you play until there's only 2 players left; you and the rookie. You are about to win, when the rookie makes things a bit more interesting. The rookie says he bets his entire life savings; six-figures and his mansion, and you bet your mansion. The dealer makes a deal that turns the tide more in your favor, but the rookie is confident.

At the end, you have a queen and three Aces, but the rookie has all Aces, so you are basically homeless and broke. What's more, the rookie is your former school bully. Oh, the humiliation.

Failure. What does it mean to you?
Failure. What does it mean to you? | Source

Failure! What is failure anyway? Is it a subject, an item, a thing?
No! It is me every day when I try to write articles or sing.
The time it usually takes most people to find happiness, 30 years, takes forever for me.
By the time I find happiness, I'll be dead. That happens to failures like me.

Excuses Galore. I certainly do make excuses, although I cannot be the judge of that.
By the time I stop making excuses, I'll be too old and fat like a cat.
Grieving for a lost cause is all I can do at this point because I fail many times.
Except when I watching TV or play video games, I normally succeed at times

Whenever I wake up, all I see are memories of a failed Autistic man.
But, I keep living in protection, so I say to myself "I feel like a protected man."
But, I disrespect everybody, from women to men to authority figures.
If I had a penny for every time I disrespected everybody, I'd be making ten-figures.

So, here I am, sitting still, hopelessly waiting for success to come my way.
So now I sit still sitting soft silently and hope for a new day.

-Erick Hernandez's Poem-
-Made May 4, 2018-

An entrepreneur with plans to take over the world.
An entrepreneur with plans to take over the world. | Source

I am successful when I live independent of other people.
People call me intelligent, yet they still doubt me.
If I don't prove that I can live independently of other people
Then those people will hate me.

Yes, I've done a lot of bad things in my life.
Yet those bad things don't define me.
You could take a rich man and strip him of everything in life.
That rich man, in case you're wondering, is me.

I know that I'm not a failure, but I whine about it every day.
The only failure around here is our 45th President, tell me about it.
I am The Ivan Brand, The Ivanmaster, and the Alpha Ivan. Hey! How's your day?
I'm doing just fine. Thanks for asking that question. What about it?

So, there we go, with another poem coming to a close.
So say goodbye as this show has drawn to a close.

An analogy on Success

Success is like climbing Mount Everest. You climb amid freezing conditions and 70 mph winds. Every time you try to climb, an avalanche falls on top of you. The secret is to ascend the mountain while avoiding death through altitude sickness, hypothermia, frostbite and hypoxia. When you summit Mount Everest, there's this moment of accomplishment as you take it all in.

Questions & Answers

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      • Ivan Hernandez profile image

        Erick Hernandez 2 weeks ago from Maintaining The Ivan Brand in Total Nonstop Ivan

        Wow. Thanks. I can edit this.

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        Helen Laxner 2 weeks ago from Illinois

        Hi Erick, if you are trying to earn income on this, there are some things you can do to make it more likely to earn income (like adding your own beliefs about feelings of failure or contrast it with what you believe it means to be successful in article form before and after the poem.) If you only want to share your poem, I think it's something many people can relate to. If you really think you're a failure, I'd say you got that wrong. I've read your articles and you write pretty well. I think they are also helpful for people who have similar feelings or want to understand somebody who does.

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        Erick Hernandez 2 weeks ago from Maintaining The Ivan Brand in Total Nonstop Ivan

        Thank you. Namaste. I speak from experience.

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        Deborah Demander 2 weeks ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

        Good day,

        You had asked for feedback for this article. Is this poetry? I guess, poetry is completely subjective, so I couldn't really say if this is good or bad. It is not my particular taste.

        In general, I live a very happy life. My opinion is that happiness is something we choose to create every day.

        It is not for me to argue with the topic of your writing, Failure. You can write about whatever you'd like.

        If it's poetry, and you are speaking in broad terms about failure, then you have succeeded in creating a very depressing poem.