ivor or ivor.e hogg

Rookie (7/4/1934 / Hebburn.Co Durham U.K)

Also Ran - Poem by ivor or ivor.e hogg

Why is it men must strive to win
The pleasure lies in taking part,
the simple joy of joining in
To finish last is no great sin.
So why not be an also ran
at least it proves that you can run.
You’re not ashamed to show you can
take part in anything for fun
Somebody must be champion.
Why worry if it is not you
He will be beaten by someone
and lose his place. They always do
Today he may hold pride of place
Tomorrow is another race.


Comments about Also Ran by ivor or ivor.e hogg

  • (4/11/2008 6:56:00 PM)

    I enjoyed the simple wisdom of this wonderful poem. Thanks Ivor. (Report) Reply

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  • (4/5/2008 12:06:00 AM)

    Nice read Ivor! Thank you for sharing your wisdom in this poem! *10*! !
    Best always! Friend Thad
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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 4, 2008

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