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What Drives a Soul to Success.

Updated on May 30, 2022
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Artist, actor, poet, teacher, songwriter & actor with 4,000 poems & almost 1,000 songs written, performed recorded & published on line.

Success is always reachable but you mustr stretch far enough

Never give up even if it is just your last breath that is successfu, you will have died still tryingl

What moves a soul 
to find success, 
when second chances 
can't be found 
and circumstances 
drag you down
and each rejection 
slows progress
How does such 
stress bring 
When hope so 
often is erased
by all the apathy 
that's faced 
an endless backwash 
of cold shoulders
as each year fades 
and dreams grow older. 
What drives a soul 
to find success
No limousines will 
cart you there
they come much 
later..... past despair
you'll scrape your 
soul for something rare
and still wind up 
without a prayer....
riding your thumb
most everywhere.
We all have danced 
with Lady Luck 
and felt the grace 
of fame awestruck,
then found she's just 
a nip and tuck,
a thing of beauty 
run amok
a 14 carat 
plastic smile,
and skin 
w i d e 
to hide what's vile
false promises 
for just a while
tucked in a 
stone heart
filled with bile.
One has to bend 
and bear the weight
of being anything 
but great
though burdened....
constantly create
until your efforts 
set you straight
upon that path 
where many wait.
But even then 
it's random picks
selecting stars 
to fill the flicks,
choosing guitars 
to play the licks,
printing the poems 
they deem classics,
framing the art 
that's pure graphics.
There is no ticket, 
no free ride,
only one door 
gets you inside,
and many more 
wind up curbside
the good ones 
take it all in stride.
Just when you think 
that you've struck gold
tear it all down 
and then remold
your finest works
.....begin again
until they shine
like platinum.
And if you struggle 
till you're old
on endless wonders 
left untold,
and windup 
six feet deep, 
ice cold
perhaps they'll find 
the works 
you've scrolled,
the songs, 
your poems, 
those films unsold,
and you'll at long last 
be bankrolled
with fame 
posthumously extolled.

© 2010 Matthew Frederick Blowers III


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