Success is speaking words that uplift

When others ways begins to shift

It’s doing the best you can at something

Even when someone is not looking

It’s silence when your full of food

Politeness when your neighbors rude

It’s not responding when gossip follows

Showing compassion with others sorrows

It’s urgency for chores alike

It’s courage when tragedy strikes

It’s showing up extra early to be on time

It’s found in laughter and in rhyme

It’s hard work and dedication

It’s effective communication

If in this life we do our best

We will find the meaning of success.

-Charles Peeler