Giving Your Best

To have a full life,
And a fulfilling one,
To have success and glory,
That is what we wish for.

To live happily,
And to have everything,
To have strength and beauty,
That is what we dream of.

To love and be loved,
And have the loved ones around,
To have health and wealth,
That is what we hope for.

Wishes, dreams, and hopes,
We need all of them.
A life without them,
Will be empty and dull.

We can’t win everything we wish for,
We can’t get everything we dream about,
We can’t have everything we hope for,
Life is not that easy.

We’ll have more failures than successes,
We’ll have more downs than ups,
We’ll have more sorrows than delights,
Life is like that.

Failures shouldn’t deter us,
Depression shouldn’t pull us down,
Fall only to rise again,
Life should be like that.

Life without challenges is insipid,
We fail, but still strive for success,
We fall, but still try to get up,
We struggle, but still continue to fight.

Success, fame, and glory,
Health, wealth, and fortune,
All will come and go,
One day you have them, next day you don’t

But that doesn’t matter,
You know you have tried,
You have given your best,
It’s the only thing that matters.

There is success in that failure,
There is pleasure in that pain,
Because you know you have tried,
Because you know you gave the best.


  1. Paresh said,

    March 14, 2010 at 3:22 am

    Wow! Very well written 🙂

  2. Alexis Leon said,

    March 14, 2010 at 10:50 am

    Paresh: Thank you buddy… You are my inspiration.

  3. Paresh said,

    March 14, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    Heeheehee… I’ll consider myself lucky if I could imbue a percentage of what you’ve written 😛

  4. Amanda said,

    March 14, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    Life…as it is…

  5. Bindu said,

    March 16, 2010 at 10:08 am

    Trying and giving it your best is what matters most!

  6. starry said,

    March 17, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    WOW! I am spechless.Just so beautifully written and it.How are you doing Alexis.

  7. Alexis Leon said,

    March 17, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    Amanda: Thank you…

    Bindu: Thanks Bindu.

    Lalitha: Thank you. Coming from an accomplished poet like you it mean a lot.

  8. Maya said,

    March 19, 2010 at 1:48 am

    Hi Alexis 🙂 Lovely writing as always. Take care

  9. Alexis Leon said,

    March 19, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Maya: Hi Maya… Long time no see…Hope you are fine and all is well.

  10. anu said,

    March 19, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    fantastic..!! its the essence of you..

  11. suja said,

    March 19, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    like your beautiful poem
    really you are a genius an excellent writer,good poet& a great
    cartoonist next ????

  12. Alexis Leon said,

    March 21, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Anu: Hi anu… Thanks and nice to see you here again.

    Suja: Thanks Suja.