By Neal Morrison Jr, Army
Writing Type: Poem
By Neal C. Morrison, Jr.
VA Medical Center--Hampton, VA
Opportunity and chances are unlimited;
No opportunity comes without risk.
You must take a chance if you want to advance;
Risk is what life is all about.
There are no guarantees;
If you want the opportunity, you must take the risk.
If you get knocked down, get up; if you fail, try again.
If it doesn't work, try a different approach;
Failure is nothing more than a lesson.
If you don't concede, if you don't give up,
You are never defeated.
Learn from your mistakes;
Turn your failures into success.
Your destiny awaits you
Only if you have courage;
If you’re not afraid to take a risk,
Life is filled with opportunities.
If you take a risk, the payoff is great,
For only the winner, takes it all.
This is the showdown.
Do you have what it takes
To step forward and claim your prize?