Paul Hartal


Setback


“I’ve failed miserably”, he said,
His voice trembling and bitter.

She gave him
A warm-hearted hug.

“I am such a loser”, he said.

“No, you’re not', she said.
'Life, like the wheel,
Rubber or steel,
Must also roll backward
To move forward.”

Submitted: Monday, December 16, 2013
Edited: Thursday, April 17, 2014

Topic of this poem: friendship


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