The Quirky Life of P

Humor and satire revolving around Mr P- a fictional mix of an avatar of Mr Bean and the veritable Bertram Wooster of Wodehouse fame.

The Fire Eater

The Spice of Success

If “failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor” (Truman Capote), how spicy do you like your success stories?-Daily PromptNew Picture (11)New Picture (17)Taking things as they befall,

P hardly sees his failures.

If success comes, it’s by pure luck,New Picture (12)

Despite his efforts to hinder.


Practising to become an artiste,

All he achieved was discord

That grated on his neighbours’ nerves,

As he played the violin with resonance.


New Picture (15)He tried to be a famous scribe

But not a tome could he write;

He still has this fervour though,

That he would soon win the Booker.


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Not just in arts but in work and life,

Success still evades him.

He carries on blissfully,

Oblivious of all his failures.


If you ask how his successes

Were spiced by his failures,

He would turn around and ask you

“What in the world is failure?”


Eating fiery chillies, at first,

May burn your tongue and tum.

If you eat them again and again?

The punch is gone, it’s bland and plain!


Folks who know P well believe, this is what has happened to him! Poor P can’t sense his failures any more!

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