When at a lost whether total or not,

it is always best to surrender.

Beaten requires submission,

surrender means losing graciously

Competing for a title of epitaph or land,

imposes on another.

So, losing a game or war forces

a surrender and accepting terms.

Maintaining an emotional balance,

contorts my being.

So, losing my temper or composure compels

a surrender and finding my center.

Answering a life’s call,

sustains a presence.

So, losing my way or purpose necessitates

a surrender and focusing my expectation.

Losing is a lesson learned

and the loser becomes the foil.

So, submit without demanding

and embrace the unknown.

Published by carlfmaulbeck

In the movie "Harvey", Elwood P Dowd, played by Jimmy Stewart, explains coping with the world this way: "Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say, 'In this world, Elwood, you must be' - she always called me Elwood - 'In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.' Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me." Well, for years I was smart, oh so very smart, I too recommend pleasant - Trust the harmony

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