I was watching
TV today and noticed
a beauty queen on the news.
She won the competition
and there were forty nine losers.
The winner gets called
and she talks about her new book.
The book talks about success.
The girl says that she has been
competing for well over ten years
and that her positive attitude helped her win.
What I want to see
are the forty nine losers
that spent the last ten years competing
I want to hear how they deal with the
Do they slip into drugs or give up on life?
Nobody in America wants to hear about
America has always loved the winner
and what they have to say,
even if that winner isn’t articulate in the way
It’s too bad that nobody teaches the loser
how to overcome failure.
It’s not taught
by our churches, schools or families.
Nobody wants to think about failing,
so they don’t talk about it.
We need the voice
for the failing grades
the failing marriages
and for the failing
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