Some of us are familiar with the saying, ‘Try and try until you succeed’. This sounds reasonable enough, especially, when we believe another anecdote that cites, ‘God helps those who help themselves’. But, suppose there are things not really meant for us? Should we go on trying or, should we give up?
The poem ‘To Try and Lose Again’ written by Phoenix Montoya (me), is a five stanza poem with an alternating rhyme sequence.
‘To Try and Lose Again’ is a life poem, inspired by disappointments, trials and daily struggles as the author questions man’s real status on Earth.
Man as said, makes his own destiny. Whatever happens to him, it is his own doing and his own choice. However, the Bible reveals that man’s fate is already written. The passage in Ephesians 2:8-9 tells this, ‘For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is a gift of God, not results of works, so that no one may boast’.
So, this means: It is always God’s decision. Whatever man does, IF what he wants IS NOT intended for him, he will always fail. Surely, man can always make his own destiny but everything will still fall on God’s wishes.
Fortunately, God’s intention is always for the well being of man. God as the Father knows what’s best for His children. Man learns His ways through disappointment. And as a child of God, man tends to understand that he is not for the Earth.
To Try and Lose Again
Another day has begun,
inviting for a hopeful soul.
Things great and small can be done,
hence, aspirations can be whole.
A joyful morn into gloom,
with pitch darkness above the sky.
Again dreams ending too soon,
For demands can be ill and high.
Once more tomorrow has come,
with its magnificent sunrise.
Emotions have become numb,
as destiny holds no surprise.
A lively start then sadness -
do we need to expect for more?
For everything is madness,
another wicked empty score.
Thus, in lifetime we move on.
We cry our tears and heal our pain.
The whole thing – a distraction,
as we wait for the real game.
© Phoenix Montoya @ July 6, 2012