Fiction & Creative

Life is a contest

By Nora Chery

Volume 1 Issue 3

December 16, 2020

Life is a contest

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Life is a contest that never ends, of course

And with every loss you wonder how’ll you’ll win

The overseers with their expectations

High to a lifetime

But what you give is so short

Here with all your nuisances that cling

You see your scrapes

You see your dumps

You see your cracks

Compared to people who seem a thousand feet tall

And you keep on losing

Keep on losing

Until you seem a thousand times small


Life is a contest that never ends, of course

Giving out mirrors you’ll always stare at until you’re gone

Mirrors that’ll give you struggle

Then strike

Until the rules of the contest

Move on.