Successful

I did my best, I put my all.
I did not get results I sought.
Is this success? Or did I fail?

I did not do the best I could.
I got results regardless, though.
Is this success? Or did I fail?

If I’m the only one to say
Whether success or failure came,
What if I call it all success?

Is that allowed? Who gets to say?
“Successful”, claims media
Whoever brings them eyeballs new.

Of course, there is a pleasure too
In bringing down “successful” folk.
The eyeballs love the guillotine.

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