Some say success is in fortune and fame,
Some say success is in riches and gold,
Or trophies and medals --That's what we've been told.
We worship the winners who shine in the race,
And shame all the trailers who hold second place.
We train our poor children to only be best.
"Success is just when you're ahead of the rest."
We tell them success is an A or a B,
And that something is wrong if they bring home a C.
"What's wrong with the teacher? Why can't my child pass?
My child's name should be at the top of the class.
My taxes are spent and remain in their pay,
So why is my genius not getting an A?
My child is not average," They say as they're riled.
"That place is reserved for the neighborhood child."
But God in His wisdom, when making this race,
Did not make us equal in talent and grace.
For some of us run, but then others are lame.