Good Can Fail

Good Can Fail

A Poem by Caleb Benton

You know, sometimes life's not fair

and it's so easy to just not care

Tough time's often come your way

and it's so easy to just run away

But be strong, and face your fears

or they'll haunt you for all your years.

 

We've all heard the saying, "Good shall prevail"

Well, obviously, in this world, good can fail.

So what then you ask, is a good person to do?

Well, obviously, you stand tall and stay true.

There's no guarantee, that it'll end your plight,

but in the end, you'll know you've done right.

 

© 2009 Caleb Benton


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This whole poem is just tight. Tight meaning, tight meter, tight rhyme, and it all supports the simple but not easy truth. I couldn't tell you how to do it better, so I guess this is more of a tout than a critique. And using 'obviously' was ballsy--so many syllables in so few letters makes it tricky but you pulled it off.

Posted 10 Years Ago


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I really like and relate to this piece. I've had many "Why-do-I-do-what's-right-if-it-doesn't-make-a-difference" moments and I see that reflected here in a sad but still more optimistic way;

"You'll know you've done right."

I dearly hope I can claim that in the end...

*~Vesa Lee~*

Posted 10 Years Ago


This whole poem is just tight. Tight meaning, tight meter, tight rhyme, and it all supports the simple but not easy truth. I couldn't tell you how to do it better, so I guess this is more of a tout than a critique. And using 'obviously' was ballsy--so many syllables in so few letters makes it tricky but you pulled it off.

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Oh I love this poem...like I said, you have a very simple, masculine style that is so rare to find nowadays. I love it!

"Stand tall, stay true"...that's going to stay with me all day and hopefully longer. Your poems certainly inspire, Caleb. Keep writing.

-Jane

Posted 10 Years Ago


I love you brother.

Posted 10 Years Ago


Good can fail...that is so true. Very inspirational and totally relatable poem...this shows great insight into life. I love "But be strong, and face your fears or they'll haunt you for all your years." and the closing two lines. Amazing lines, great piece.



Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

i love this poem. so simple, so full of wisdom. "But be strong, and face your fears or they'll haunt you for all your years." i can tell you from experience there is so much truth in these words. the rhyme pattern is perfect. the content is amazing. "but in the end, you'll know you've done right." so very true. wonderful piece.


Posted 10 Years Ago


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O so true what you say all we can do is keep on keepin n hope for the best.

Posted 10 Years Ago


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Caleb Benton
Caleb Benton

Lubbock, TX



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Ok, I tried the invisible bio thing and it wasn't very popular, so here it goes. I write only when inspiration strikes, which unfortunately is not too often. I'm 20 and from the flattest part of Te.. more..

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