Dreams or Destruction?

What is failure?
What is success?
What happens to dreams shattered, left in a mess?
Why should I try, and put forth effort to succeed?
Are happiness and security my only needs?
Why should I try and make it in this world by myself?
Will the only joys I’ll ever have be stored on a closet shelf?
If I’m successful, what am I to achieve my wealth in?
If I should fail, does it leave me hope for anything?
I get annoyed with myself for asking these questions,
For I’m destroying myself without the intention.
Why do I do such things as this?
Why can’t I cry silent tears of bliss?
I suppose I know why:
I don’t, unfulfilled, want to die.
The sun is still shining,
but are the clouds still silver with lining?
I don’t want to end life
With a knife,
But a kiss.

I don’t like the title of this poem, and want to change it. Can you offer me a better title? Leave your suggestion in the comments, please!!! Oh, and if you like this,  please share it! Thanks!

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Hi. I'm Lorraine Reguly, owner of Wording Well and Laying It Out There. I'm an English teacher-turned-freelancer-for hire, an author, and an entrepreneur. I offer 4 different services on Wording Well: 1. Writing. 2. Editing. 3. Coaching/Consulting, 4. Author Assistant Services. I like helping others and want to help you! Just tell me how!

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8 comments on “Dreams or Destruction?
  1. rcprice says:

    I actually like the title. It’s an attention getter. It got me.

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    • Lorraine Marie Reguly says:

      Thanks, Robert. It was originally untitled, like so many of my poems are, but when I decided to post them on the internet, I had to come up with titles. If ever you come across a poem that you think would be better named something else, please don’t hesitate to make suggestions to me. I love hearing from others, especially since this is my first time really sharing any of my poetry with anyone else! I definitely won’t take suggestions as insults! I’m, as you know, pretty easygoing, open, and honest!

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  2. The title is good. The poem is even better.

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  3. inkie123 says:

    Hi Lorraine. I like the title, but maybe something like : Silent Dreams, Wishes Unfulfilled.

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  4. royalkees says:

    How about Dreams, Tears and a Kiss.
    I liked the poem.

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    • Lorraine Marie Reguly says:

      That’s a good suggestion, Lisa. I’m glad you like this poem! Thank you for your comment and your suggestion for a new title.

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