Daniel S. Irwin

Tapestry Tightly Woven
So is there a ‘how & why’ of it,
A life history writ in failure-ese?
Poor choices or no choices?
Genes, geography, lack of luck?
A tapestry tightly woven in woe.
Is it all down to kismet and fate,
Wholly the will of deranged gods?
The future revealed by moments.
Perhaps, the best is yet to come.
Perhaps not.  But, as ever, we try.
Boldly try in the face of adversity,
Fools driven on by blind ambition.
In essence, is not the very struggle
Just as exalting as the end goal? 
The fight as regal as the crown.
The warrior as revered as the king.

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