Conquer Or Complain:

by Scott Cole   Oct 23, 2017

A lot of times in our Life
We find reasons to complain,
When we let skepticism
Penetrate our brain.

We find satisfaction
When we embrace our disbelief,
Thinking that our squabbling
Will bring us some relief.

But desperation only grows
When we feed it with doubt,
Allowing our difficulties
To only spread and sprout.

When we lose our stability
Our sane intellect isn't tame,
Its so easy to point fingers
And redirect the place of blame.

For ups and downs do exist
Uncertainty is alive and well,
But how you conduct yourself
Determines how you'll excel.

Cause unpredictability is forever
So prepare for transformations,
And when Life throws you a curve
Rise up and conquer your situation.


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  • 1 year ago

    by P o e m e l o


  • 1 year ago


    A well deserved win Scott!

  • 2 years ago

    by Emily Wacker

    Congratulations on the win! Well-deserved!

  • 2 years ago

    by naaz

    Sir, first of all, a very well deserved win.
    And what an optimistic end 'when life throws you a curve, rise up and conquer your situation'.
    Exactly like you, sir, how you conquered this week front page.
    Somewhere in my heart I knew this poem would win.
    I love those poems which deliver message to the society.
    Tone of the poem is to raise awareness, to believe in ourselves, to stop complaining and think how can we contribute to the society.
    Obviously, we can't do that unless we learn how to tame our desperation, disbeliefs, and complains.
    Unless, we transform ourselves and stop pointing fingers at others; Not to lose stability in ups and downs of our life; allow satisfaction to spread and sprout instead of blame and doubt.
    Unless we rise above skepticism and squabbling and Redirect our intellect, conduct towards one thing and that is conquer the situation as soon as possible because uncertainty is alive and unpredictability is forever.

    As far as technical aspects of the poem, without a doubt, a brilliant write.
    Your choice of words, your rhyming and sir especially your timing of delivering the words throughout the poem is outstanding.

  • 2 years ago

    by Meena Krish

    Judging Comment

    An important message of life penned with perfect rhyme
    and meanings. An inspirational write and yes it’s up to us;
    we can rise and fight or sit and complain. But what use is
    life’s lesson if we are just going to complain and not learn!

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