Winning is Everything This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.


Winning is everything.

To a true competitor,

a true athlete,

an honest man,

a worthy opponent.

Winning is everything.

It is why teams compete.

It is why fans pay to watch.

Winning is pride.

It is what players live for,

what players dedicate their lives to.

True winners fight throughout the game

to be the one to score that winning goal.

If you don’t respect winning,

you’re not a true athlete,

and if you do not fight to win,

you don’t deserve it.

Winning is everything,

winning is victory,

winning is success,

and to all those real competitors,

winning is life

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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Joel said...
Oct. 26, 2014 at 6:46 am
This isn't true. The will to win is greater. Doesn't the will to win, power the completion, or commonly known as winning. How then can something that is less great power something greater?
Naughtyboy said...
Oct. 21, 2011 at 9:07 am
I <3 rick
strudel95 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 6, 2010 at 10:04 pm
wow i like this because its so ture u want to keep on competing even if your hurt... very cool
dreamer_believer said...
Aug. 4, 2009 at 9:53 pm
this is so true, becaue all athletes feel like they're nobody until they have had a taste of a win :) this poem reminded me of my bball season this great job! check out some of my work!
Ashley M. said...
Jun. 8, 2009 at 8:49 pm
This really inspired me to try and beat the labels that have been put on me by coaches and teamates, and I would just like to thank you. My favorite part is that made me relize that I just don't try hard enough is, "If you do not fight to win, you don't deserve it."
Green superpower said...
Jan. 16, 2009 at 6:00 am
I like all teens story. But there is something that i wantto tell. Teenagers must tell good stories.
petetheman replied...
Oct. 21, 2011 at 9:02 am
wanna fight bro
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