In this poem the meaning is that although you can’t always succeed the first time you have two choices for after the first try, do it again or give up. In all of these words there is only the wish to have the reader make a choice of doing one or the other. Whichever side the reader is drawn to depends on how they interpret the poem. I wrote this poem as a the memory of public school was going through my mind. The memory was of no specific thing but more of the entirety of the public school. I was ridiculed and made fun of constantly and was treated as the lower species almost by the other students. I represent all of this through a poem.