by Inés Villalobos Finigan aged 16

I tried my best
I didn’t succeed.
I ran the race
I lost the lead.
Heed this quote:
“Do or Do Not, there is No Try”
but I proclaim it is a lie.
There is no shame
in being defeated.
There is no loss
in losing your fame.
You are who you are
and you did what you could,
go on, go on, you really should.

The Poetry Zone

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