Re-posting – Upon This Shelf

I can showcase my triumphs
Or the medals I have won

But what about those times
When I failed or lose

When I fell on the ground
Broken for like eternity

Those aren’t my failures
I learned lessons from them

The world should know
How I got back up on my feet

I shall place my failures too
Right beside my victories

On the shelf of my life

Photo by Zeynep on

First published in March 2016


7 thoughts on “Re-posting – Upon This Shelf

  1. Gift N. T. October 25, 2022 / 8:40 PM

    Your writings are all great, Hammad, but this poem is especially resonating, and exactly what we all need to hear/read.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Hammad Rais October 25, 2022 / 11:04 PM

      Thank you so much for making my day bu this amazing comment of yours, Gift 🙂


  2. Sadje October 14, 2022 / 6:22 AM

    Yes! The best attitude to have.


    • Hammad Rais October 14, 2022 / 8:40 AM

      Because it helps in a wonderful way. Thank you for liking this 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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