Fear of Failure



My greatest fear is failure.
It dwells deep down inside.
Poison, hatred, guilty mind.
Contracts sealed with cyanide.
I sold my soul,
The gig is old,
Lifes final fate i now behold.
This wicked game such an innocent wish.
To make the big time.
Does this snake hiss? I wonder?
Let's find out.
Aggravate the mouth,
Poison filled fangs,
Strike without falter or doubt.
Thrown to the wolves that speak in riddled tongues, like foreign lectures.
Telling us we've lost direction.
To them we're just a signature,
Signed and bound by bood.
Another let down f*ck*d up lost cause, washed away by the floods.
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Submitted on March 19, 2014

Modified on April 09, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABCBDEEFGAHIJHKLABM
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 577
Words 104
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 19

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