We lose — because we win —
Gamblers — recollecting which
Toss their dice again!

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  1. adita says:

    This is a very simple poem.Often we retreat when we think that we have lost,but after reading this poem i feel that success is truly failure turned upside down,that is why we lose because we have to win.

  2. adita says:

    This is a very simple poem.Often we retreat when we think that we have lost,but after reading this poem i feel that success is truly failure turned upside down,that is why we lose because we have to win.
    win.

  3. Emile Moelich says:

    So true!
    “We loose — because we win”

  4. Linda says:

    I would be willing to bet the state lottery commissions won’t ever use this in one of their commercials….

  5. shantaya says:

    I personally think the poem is great it shows u whats going on in everyday life.

  6. Xhakum says:

    this poem is awesome!!!!

  7. Bryan says:

    This is a really neat poem. It definitely states how winners become too confident with themselves and eventually lose, sometimes every thing they have. I’m not really big on poetry, but this poem speaks the truth. Emily Dickinson is a really great poet!

  8. Amber says:

    Brittany i agree with you. Its rather sad that its true and will aways be true. People just never learn sometimes. Have to be “burned” several times b4 learning anything, and then sometimes they dont learn. Its rather pathetic.

  9. Yasmine Raslan says:

    This poem is so short and so direct to the point. It’s brief but it gets the message across. That’s amazing. How someone can reach such a true image of what life can be like in such a small amount of words.

  10. Irene says:

    I find it amazing to create such a short poem yet full of truth itself.It speaks so much of life.It is inspiring to those hearts that almost lost hope because of losing,because in losing that is the beginning of one’s victory.
    It’s wonderful!

  11. Kathy Brocker says:

    I feel the poem is speaking to the reality of winning. Winning is business; there are no friends in competition. You have to give up or Lose those bonds. And what of the loser? Chances are he will wonder what he did wrong and try again

  12. Brittany says:

    It amuses me that this is still true and will always be.

  13. Christina Reynolds says:

    i think emily’s poems are really great i have one of her books right now. she is the one who inspires me the most. she’s the one who got me interested into poems.

  14. Teresa says:

    this poem has a very strong meaning, i choose it because it is a very short poem with a true meaning.

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