The poem Failure is written from the point of view of an educator. The poem is dedicated to the students. There is always a reason you can fail an this can be difficult. The poem written by Zarah shows us, that failure isn’t the end.
About Zarah and her poem
She publishes her work on Facebook and Instagram. When she is not writing, she is an educator. She calls herself a warrior and that is why the poem seems to be something she wants to fight for. The recognition that failure is something that is easy, but this is only because we made it so.
Instead of focussing on sentences, it seems that she tried her best to just pen down everything she needed. The sentences are longer than what others write and the layout seems different. For this poem, she used her own experiences and how she dealt with them. She knows those difficult times can be something of a taboo: something that isn’t really talked about or maybe generalised.
This is her way to stress out the importance of going on. She considers it all to be part of this journey we are all on. The journey to success.
“So let’s not let it affect us that much. Let’s accept it and carry on, that’s it!”
The poem shows that she feels the need for things to change in this world. She also realises that we are humans that make mistakes. It is all about the way we deal with these mistakes, that need to be changed. “The stigma” is something that we need to get rid of.
A beautifully written poem, like so many others. One that can be described as a deeply motivational poem. Any student should be thankful for their teacher, who believes in all of this.
I dream of a world where failure wouldn’t be stigmatised. Where we’ll still
tell people, it’s okay, we all fail at one point in time, you just have to get
up again, it happens, and you’ll get over it, I believe in you. Things only
matter as much as we allow them to. And failure has been stigmatised
so much that its impact has been blown out of proportion. Let’s
acknowledge once for all that all of us are walking around with a certain
disappointment and heartbreak in our heart. Let’s accept that we’re all
part broken. The pretense is what made us miserable and lonely when in
fact we’re all similar and bound to be united. Let’s get rid of this stigma
once and for all and learn how to extend our hands to those who need it. And
let’s learn to accept the hands that extend towards us without fear of
being marginalised. Let’s create the pace that was stolen from us.
Pretense or pretence?
In her poem, Zarah uses the word pretense. Pretense is used in American-English language and pretence is used in British-English. Click here for the definition of pretense or pretence.