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Average versus Excellence

Average is excellence not applied
Any half effort is average
Any whole effort is excellent
A best effort for one
May be average for some
But the whole effort of any
Is in the best interest of many
Especially ones own self
We cheat us and defeat us
When we only go half way
How can we have a best?
If we won't go until nothing is left
The harder you go the harder you get
Don't play for free we must earn our heights and depths
Average is the worst failing grade
Yet if we struggle for even a D
We can obtain Excellency
However if we won't even try
We're wasting our breath, we may as well die

Written by Orlando S. Boykin


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