Unexpected failure | Poem

A poem about success, boundless pride, adulation of society and sudden tragedy.

I believed in myself too much,
While flying higher in the sky.
Higher in the sky of success,
Farther from the crowd of mortals.

I received praises too much,
When news spread like a wildfire.
Wildfire, powerful but blind,
Burned everything on its path.

I soared in the sky,
and roared like a lion.
I heard endless claps,
Until the thunder came.

It hurt my wings so deep,
I collapsed to the abyss.
In the dark I weep alone,
All my glory has gone.

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