I tried today and failed again

I’ve tried so long I don’t know when

It ever went the way of which I planned

I’ve given up on wondering why

I’ve learned it doesn’t help to cry

Nor does it pay to try and understand

But each time that I stumbling fall

I rise with my back gainst the wall

Resolved to bury disappointment’s ire

With: “Just keep going, day by day

Don’t ever let it have its way”

That’s what I tell myself to feed the fire

That burns inside my beating heart

And urges, “Make another start”

Don’t worry that you’ve failed each time before”

“Just make sure that you try again

For if you do so surely then”

The day will come when you’ll have your reward”

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