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“The Road To Success”

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
Success!

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.

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