Again, I failed [ A POEM ]


Again, I failed [ A POEM ]

This poem was written bearing in mind man's imperfect condition and to the fact that nobody born of woman is perfect.

So, when it seems like the world is turning against you just remember that you re not alone. If you failed, dust your pants and fight on never give up knowing that others have succeeded in the face of shortcomings. BE STRONG! NEVER GIVE UP!! HOPE ON!!!

Again, I failed [ A POEM ]

It has become a culture
Yes, to dine with sin
To fellowship with bad
To court failure
A product of pleasure

I have banked on immorality
Like lightning, my mind ve posed at nudity
My conscience smeared
Badness has cornered me

My mind is seared
Ripped apart by obscenity
With a lost self-esteem
I dwell with disaster

I am a disgrace
My morals thrown to dogs
Desires ve flooded my memory
I ve drowned in the waters of obscenity

I ve triumphed in bad
A graduate of nudity
Playing with my life
Like death, I deserve to die

But out of nowhere
Strength bribed me
Power engulfed
I shone like a hero
My past, I sat on with a new beginning

As i continue to bounce forward
With hope as my strength
Hoping to conquer forever my inbuilt tendencies
Never to give up!


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Hubertsvoice 5 years ago

Such is the way of life, Ubani. Mistakes equal life experiences.

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ubanichijioke 5 years ago from Lagos Author

thanks sir, for the kind words. well appreciated. we learn as the clock of time ticks. be blessed

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Hillbilly Zen 5 years ago from Kentucky

I love the line "I dwell with disaster" - nicely done.

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AmaTainted 5 years ago from Texas

Life experiences do not make you a bad person... its choosing to stay with the bad choices that make you a bad person. live life to the fullest, not foolest... take with you what makes you a better man and know that you, nor no other man is your judge or jury in everyday choices. we all live in glass houses...

Hubertsvoice 5 years ago

Very well said AmaTainted.

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Earth Angel 5 years ago

GREAT Poem Ubani! Glad it turned a more positive corner in the end! Blessings, Earth Angel!

Poetic Fool 5 years ago

Ubani, we are the product of the choices we make. The first stanza of your poem says this well, especially the first three lines:

"It has become a culture

Yes, to dine with sin

To fellowship with bad "

When bad choices become our culture we can't help but fail. Choosing the other road, 'to dine with virtue and fellowship with good', while not a guarantee against failure certainly heads away from it.

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TheManWithNoPants 5 years ago from Tucson, Az.

Good job kiddo. I can honestly feel you here. Every time I write a song, I do a little healing. Guess those songs will keep coming for some time. Up, awesome, and beautiful!


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Shine on my friend. Hope is eternal. When one makes a bad choice, one has learned a lesson and moves on. Loved this....

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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia

Another great poem to add to the collection. Many of us have felt this way at some point in our life. But through the struggles, we grow stronger. Through are trials, we grow wiser. And through are weakness, we must learn to overcome. Great meaning and work.

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marcoujor 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

OMG, I feel so proud of you, young man...

Every time I have the "privilege" of stopping in to visit, I am taken aback by your growth! This piece is both empowering and inspiring. I am awe struck!

Voted UP & Awesome & Beautiful!

I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE your new avatar (not that the last one was half bad, LOL!), mar.

jenubouka 5 years ago

I am very moved by this poem, you are right..never give up.

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makusr 5 years ago from India


Greetings from MAKUSR. Well past is called past because it has passed away. Why dwell on that. Mistakes we all do. If you don't commit mistakes you do nothing. An emotional poem which moves from melancholy to hope. Voted Up!

Lots of Love,


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ubanichijioke 5 years ago from Lagos Author


Sir Huberts, thanks for the kind comment. I will always be indebted to you. May you forever be blessed

To my dearest Hillbilly, such great words. Well spoken. Glad you like it.

My beautiful Ama, you re correct. Trying to forge ahead and look up to the future is our only respite. Be blessed

dear amazing Earth angel, blessings to you. Am grateful for the kind words. Peace to you.

Dear Poetic fool, am glad your for the encouraging words. In this time of failure, hope is our only solitude. Peace to you and blessings.

Sir Jim, i believe in the words you speak. May you continue helping others in your words & songs. Be blessed Sire.

My sweet Ruby, fine words from you leaves my heart glad and my face always smiling. Peace to you. Lots of love.

lyric writer, my dear friend, poet and great writer. For sure, we grow stronger through the struggles and hope on.

Gorgeous Mar, such an outstanding comment from you. Am glad. Be blessed. Peace to you.

Dear Jen, i appreciate your kind comment. I wish you all the best. Peace to you. Be blessed.

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ubanichijioke 5 years ago from Lagos Author

Dear Makusr,

your words are encouraging and soothing to the soul. Let the past be, and focus on the [now]future looks so satisfying. Thanks again, Sir.

Be blessed!

ThomasRydder 5 years ago

Ah, my friend, your writing is truly a joy to behold.

My morals thrown to dogs -

I ve drowned in the waters of obscenity

Such delicious depths of despair. Kudos, mon ami!!

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ubanichijioke 5 years ago from Lagos Author

What can i say, but i am a student learning from masters like you.

Thank you Sir, for uplifting my ego


motivating my guts.

I thank you for your time. May you continue to bask under the euphoria of joy, happiness & love.

Be you most blessed.


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas

We may grow stronger when we fail, but I am so glad that we also get second chances! Great poem!

Sueswan 5 years ago

Beautiful and wise. As humans we are not perfect. All we can do is learn from our mistakes, and hope not to repeat them.

Voted up and awesome.

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BongSantos 5 years ago from Philippines

There you go! In an imperfect world, perfection must not be exacted. That is not to say that we must stop striving for perfection. The triumph of good over evil, of the beautiful over ugly, of right over wrong is what meaningful existence is all about.

Another marvelous poem, Urbani.

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ladyjojo 5 years ago

Thanks for sharing oh what is makind? once we are in this mortal flesh we will always make mistakes. Some of them cut us deep . Who shall deliver me from this body of death i thank the LORD for Jesus Christ who bled and died for me.

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ubanichijioke 5 years ago from Lagos Author



lovely Sue,

wonderful Bong,

ever beautiful Ladyjojo,

thank to you

all for the kind words am speechless, grateful, inspired and motivated. I owe you all for the kind words. Be you all blessed

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Ardie 5 years ago from Neverland

Wow, very moving words here Ubani. I hope you dont feel as though you've failed because of only one or two poor choices. Like I tell my kids - as long as we learn from our mistakes those mistakes will not bring us down.

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ubanichijioke 5 years ago from Lagos Author

Great words dear Ardie, we sure learn from our mistakes. All of us can learn from our past to better our future. Am glad for this inspirational comment. Be blessed

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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon

Like it. Voted up. Especially like this line: "But out of nowhere /Strength bribed me "

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qlcoach 5 years ago from Cave Junction, Oregon

Yes to "Never Give Up!" For years I have sensed that there is a war going on inside of us between the negative and the positive. Here's an affirmation that has helped: "Today I refuse to poison myself with negative feelings, thoughts, and behavior." Thank you my friend for your insightful comments on my hub, "What I Know." Here's to the power of friendship. Peace....Gary.

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ubanichijioke 5 years ago from Lagos Author

Thanks PDX,


Gary for the kind comment. I guess we all learn from our past. Thanks

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Ercolano 5 years ago from Vancouver, BC

Hmmm... interesting, I have to admit that I read the piece a number of times as I found it thought provoking and perhaps, as all good poems might, could be interpreted in a number of ways: prostitution, excessive internet porn, sexual addiction or abuse even, coupled with a self loathing of course, all leading to a rock bottom place from where the only place to go was up through some kind of epiphany. The picture, I looked at last incidentally, seemed to confirm some of what I felt. Interesting use of ve - which I took in the gender neutral context which again made me think why it was being used; perhaps both parties, both sexes whatever, society even, at fault. But then I'm not an expert on poetry by any means, but this is how I interpreted it. Interesting and heartfelt. Well done.

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ubanichijioke 5 years ago from Lagos Author

Dear Ercolano,

thanks for the heartfelt comment. I appreciate your kind comment, observation, interpretatiom and thought. Thoughtful and heartfelt. Be blessed

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Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

Hi Urbani-your poems are filled with delightfully chosen words to depict just the right mood. Intriguing...yet left on a note of optimism.

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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

You are a model of success and strenght! Your poem is so moving and revealing. There is no failure...only steps to achievement which we, as humans, perceive as failure.

Blessings and love to you, my friend from far-away. Yet, Hubpages brings us so close. Voted UP!


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lyns 5 years ago from USA

Very well written about imperfectness, but yet can rise, thanks for sharing, hope you have a wonderful day. lyns

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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia

This topic Ubanichijioke or subject rather, it runs very deep. There are many women out there that worry about every feature, every square inch of their body. Cases like this can lead to depression and other failed emotions. I hope this sheds a light in their eyes and soul my friend.

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kenneth avery 5 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

Ubani...touching hub. Very honest. Well-written. Voted up and all but funny. I didnt detect any humor in your text. Just real life. That is why this is so good. And why you are such a great hubwriter. Keep up the great work. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

Hey Ubani,

where r u my friend? failing is another way to get up strong and rise high to achieve our goal. Your poem had pain yet determination to achieve it...always wishing u the best!


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ubanichijioke 4 years ago from Lagos Author

What a star-studded roll call here. From beautiful Denise to awesome vocalcoach and my sweet lyns, my mentor lyricwriter, wonderful Avery & my ever exquisite Ruchira. I can't thank you all much but i wish you all a most blessed new year with uncountable blessings. Peace to you all

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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

Alexander... you're welcome

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ubanichijioke 4 years ago from Lagos Author

Thankx so much

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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City

Giving up isn't an option of mine, I sense the pain of another poet, yet the inspiration of a kind soul. Awesome hub, your poetry is encrypted with deep compassion, for those who lack self motivation. Voted up as beautiful.

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ubanichijioke 4 years ago from Lagos Author

Thanks for adding your voice cloudexplorer and your wonderful comment. We never give up but keep fighting back no matter what. Be blessed

CrystalSSingleton 4 years ago

great poem outstanding work

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ubanichijioke 4 years ago from Lagos Author

Thanks Crystal, you re a darling.

CrystalSSingleton 4 years ago

thanks your welcome

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ubanichijioke 4 years ago from Lagos Author

My gratitude[s]

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Life Iz Beautiful 4 years ago from India

Lovely and thought provoking poem you have crafted dear. It is important to rise up from the dark. Fight the dark by finding strength within oneself.

God helps those who help themselves.

Have a great day ahead.

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ubanichijioke 4 years ago from Lagos Author

Thanks Salini my ever happy lady. I am glad you got the point and the meaning passed here through this poem. I am also glad you spent your time reading it and leaving a comment. What a kind soul you are.

be you most blessed


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