Destined For Success


They say if your from the bottom,
You’ve no right being at the top,
I’ve worked the soles off my feet,
I’ve work the clothes of my back
Just to make it this far,
Why the hell should I stop?
You’re privileged to be born with gold or silver spoon,
Yet you’d cheat me of my chance,
Of getting to the moon,
I am not a weed,
I am a seed with the proper nourishment I will bloom,
You’d be fascinated to know,
What I can do with my little wooden spoon.

Copyright © Xavier Frazer 2016

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18 thoughts on “Destined For Success

  1. The fact that the rich demand a lot doesn’t mean they have a right to it. Still too many people allow the bad guys to get away with their anti-democratic misbehavior, even while they are paid by such democracy.

    Point is it is an atavism of the past, plus a failure of a corrupted or submissive law, that we still must fight the odds, like some dreamy-eyed underdog movie glorified it. In real life it is bloody and painful, not glorified.

    Nice work on a sad truism. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. In the 5th line from the bottom up (pun intended) ”I’m not a wheat” probably should read ‘weed’. Wheat is a nourishing grain, stuff bread and so on is made from. A weed is the stuff we pull up from the garden, the unwanted stuff. Hope you don’t mind? A good, true poem.

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