Always Strive To Be First?

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Sometimes, being second has its advantages.

Submitted: July 21, 2013

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Always Strive to Be First?

 

By Elton Camp

 

Unkind words the winner may choose

“Second place only means to lose.”

 

So many things are cast as a race

Be first, or it’s scorn that you face

 

Who was second the fly the Atlantic solo?

There’s an excellent chance you don’t know

 

Who was the second man on the moon?

For him, Armstrong got there too soon

 

Who was second in the presidential race?

Very soon we forget his name or his face

 

For Marie Curie, first with radiation thrilled her

But caution she didn’t realize and it killed her

 

I will guess that the first man going to Mars

Will remain dead forever among the stars

 

The early bird the choice worm will please

It is the second mouse that gets the cheese

 


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