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Life is a Race

When the signal is given,
everyone steps on the line,
ready to start the journey of life.
Some focus on the goal,
striving to be the best.
Another moves on without care,
looking as others pass him by.
Many even cut corners,
cheating their way through the race.
Some may pay dearly for this.
Others may scale through without reprove.
Some may even run with speed,
but break the rules of the game.
These have no reward at the end.
So run your race with care,
to end well and get your reward.

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  1. Date: 4/9/2013 3:26:00 AM
    Really Modupe, it's nice starting my day with this piece. It reminds me that it takes grace to end this race well. Cheers, good job.

  1. Date: 2/14/2013 11:08:00 AM
    How very true. May we all run with perseverance the race that is set before us.

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 2:49:00 PM
    yes, I remember this one!! and I am sorry to hear you have been stressed. I hope things are getting better now? And that you can come here with more and more poems.

  1. Date: 1/8/2013 8:57:00 PM
    Modupe Sefunmi , i'm running my race with pace this year... an enjoyable poem to re-read...xox~pd

  1. Date: 12/4/2012 2:55:00 PM
    Good way to do an extended metaphor , Modupe, Indeed, life is a race!!

  1. Date: 12/3/2012 9:24:00 PM
    You speak the truth in this poem. I agree with you. Life is a race. I just hope that I get there on time. Thanks for reading my poem. Lucilla

  1. Date: 12/3/2012 7:05:00 AM
    Yes, life is out there for us if we only do the best for ourselves and for others..The greatest reward awaits us in Heaven..Thanks for stopping by..Sara