The Skyscraper of Success – A Poem

Behind every grand glory,
I see a million simple stories…
A tale of trials and tears
gathered through the years.
So, before you covet the rainbow,
be sure you can snug the storm.

Note that this mobile monument
was not built with stones and cement.
This skyscraper of success
was built with bricks of blunders;
every masterpiece you see in this
castle was made with messy pieces.

I went through hell and high waters
before I got to this garden that glitters.
I stand tall among stars because
I refuse to squat with my scars.
I didn’t become a champion by chance,
I chose to get cheered on by challenges.

This sweet smile on my face is nothing
but a signature of strength and hope.
I sometimes weep secretly
seeking the courage to cope.
So, before you covet this glory,
be willing to live this story.

Glance through the sour blunders
that birthed this sweet wonder.
From pain to pain, I keep moving.
From fault to fault, I keep improving.
I got this robust reward partly
because I kept failing forward.
© Adeleke Adeite

12 thoughts on “The Skyscraper of Success – A Poem”

  1. You are walking tall, but then I had to scroll back, since you not only walking tall, but tall with the stars.
    I can’t even imagine the kind of sacrifice commitment and input that accompanied this journey to be seated with the stars. Only you could verse it and offer an explanation.
    Our tongues are so loose, we babble and make a noise because we have absolutely no idea what it means to build an empire let alone manage it.
    I looked at Kim the other night dressed in pink hosting a show and honestly she was
    like in everything she does, she was excellent.
    Thank you for taking time to prepare these inspiring quotes and postcard lines for us.

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    1. Your reviews are always in-depth and insightful. They echo the excellence of your spirit and radiate the beauty of your soul.

      Yes, every one of us must seek to find the purpose of every pain we experience.

      Thank you for always being here to share and cheer. 🥰🥰🥰


    1. You are right, most people covet the trophy of champions but do not want the rigorous training and challenges that produced the trophy.

      This generation needs to be constantly reminded that prosperity is not a gift but a reward.

      Thank you for your fantastic comment. 🥰🥰🥰.

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