"I Won't be Left Behind"

I run my fastest
But still bet beat.
I land on my head
When I should be on my feet.
I try to move forward,
But I am stuck in rewind.
Why do I keep at it?
I wonít be left behind.

The harder I am thrown,
The higher I bounce.
I give it my all,
And thatís all that counts.
In first place,
Myself, I seldom find.
So I push to the limit Ė
I wonít be left behind.

Some people tell me you canít,
Some say donít.
Some simply give up.
I reply, I wonít.
The power is here,
Locked away in my mind.
My perseverance is my excellence,
I wonít be left behind.

Make the best of each moment,
The future is soon the past.
The more I tell myself this,
The less I come in last.
Throughout my competitions,
Iíve learned what winning is all about.
A plain and clear lesson Ė
Giving up is the easy way out.

So every night before I go to bed,
I hope in a small way I have shined.
Tomorrow is a brand-new day,
And I wonít be left behind.

Author: Author: Sara Nachtman
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