“VICTORY” by Herbert Kauffman

The following poem made such a positive impact on me that I’d like to share this life-altering message. Whatever your career, profession or passionate pursuit may be, check this out:


You are the one who used to boast
That you’d achieve the uttermost
some day.

You merely wished a show,
To demonstrate how much you know
And prove the distance you can go…

Another year we’ve just passed through.
What new ideas came to you?
How many big things did you do?

Time… left twelve fresh months in your care
How many of them did you share
With opportunity and dare
Again where you so often missed?

We do not find you on the list of Makers Good.
Explain the fact!
Ah no ’twas not the chance you lacked!
As usual — you failed to act!


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