“The Road To Success” by Shawn Robert Johnson

The road to success will inevitably call your bluff

With adversities, obstacles, and all kinds of stuff

That terrain you travel on will be unsteady, rocky, and tough

Success wants to see if you’ll quit and say, “Alright I had enough!”

You’ll feel cheated at times when you’ve been constantly denied

As defeat creeps in your mind from every time you’ve tried

Your frustrations begin to mount deep down inside

Will you give up or stand strong – that’s something you must decide

I can tell you that success only respects persistence

The more effort you put in, success gives you resistance

Success tests your power to see if you’ll go the distance

And you’ll only be rewarded after you show you’re consistent

So the road to success will be based on what you make it

You only get two options and success won’t let you fake it

If your will power is not strong enough then success will break it

However, if you’re built for the journey then you should take it

Shawn Robert Johnson is locked up in New Jersey State Prison (NJSP). He is a participant of CAPTIVE VOICES WRITING PROGRAM at NJSP. He is a writer/poet & artist. You can see his writings on Captivevoices.com, and alwaysxpect.com.