The effort was always present,
even in the face of temptation.
Outrageous, but worthy,
my goal was a lofty one.
I set the bar at such a high peak.
each chuckle containing
a filling of understandable skepticism.
Well, temptation had a an ace up its sleeve,
one that was my undoing.
Why, however, do I believe I turned out to be
and only after 19 short days.
I should be in the loser circle,
crying and sighing about another letdown.
I have found myself to be ashamed of many life events…
the outcome of this event does not fall into that category.