The Race 1

Falling while conquering the hurdles of life

Life can seem so hard


Thinking of ways to get ahead

But your pride is already scared


The easy way up seems so easy

But it requires deceit


You are debating on what you need to do

To get back on your feet


Right is right and this is true

But what’s right seems so hard


So instead you attempt to get up

By using your deceit card


“Let’s help each other dear friend”

“I just need help from this fall”


And your new found friend reaches out their hand

To the sound of your desperate call


You rise to your feet

But watch as your new friend fall


And instead of offering help as they did you

You continue to watch him crawl


You race ahead filled with happiness

You believe the race is won


But sadly you are still in the back

Because when it comes to integrity

You have none


Responsible for your actions

Being open, honest, and true


Speaking up when others are treated poorly

And don’t let the ones treating others like this be you


Respecting your surroundings

Respecting everyone including yourself

Always doing the right thing

Even if others don’t want to help


Integrity sets you apart from others

It gives you the edge you need to win


“Live a life of integrity, and you will live a life of a true winner.” -Monica Renata 




“Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.” – W. Clement Stone