Once a toddler, one day I started walking, I won then.
In love for a candy, I once stole a penny,
sweeter than the candy, was my confession to my dad, I won then.
Overcoming fear, I jumped into the water,
suddenly I found myself swimming, I won then.
Once a loner, one day I made friends, I won then.
Someday, when people mocked at me, I laughed with them, I won then.
While running a marathon, I was a mile behind the slowest,
Though the last to attain glory, I still won then.
One night with tears rolling, I thought to myself,
Still there is morning, tomorrow,
Before it even dawned, I found myself smiling again, I won then.
One Monday at work, I got yelled at,
Before it was evening, I got my paycheck,
With the job not done yet,
They said, we believe in your persistence,
We believe that you’ll light Tuesday up, I won then.
If winning is impossible, I still believe I can win,
if winning is only for the privileged, I still believe I can win,
howsoever big my failures were, I was learning,
howsoever trivial my successes, I kept winning,
if Iam born for a purpose, I believe the purpose is, ‘Winning’.