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Only a very few,
Know what it takes...
To acquire and achieve greatness.
Doing something beyond good,
Is not enough for one wanting more...
Than something good to leave accepted.
And being one's own critic,
Is much worse than being criticized...
By others who have no clue or realize,
That feeling undescribed...
Felt inside keeping one motivated.
Through sickness and in health.
As if committed to remain loyal.
And devoted to a marriage vow.
Without a lawyer hired to divorce,
Away from oneself to declare...
Irresponsible to make possible,
Any mending that needs to end...
Or possessions to declare once shared,
Now valued as community property.
That legalized B.S.,
Has nothing to do with greatness!
Selfishness and greed, yes!
Only a very few who are blessed,
Are not born with this...
Or premeditate a greatness wished.
Although being the best at what they do,
Many of those few...
Will seldom refuse not to admit,
Being labelled to achieve that greatness...
Has yet to have stopped,
Challenging the only competitor they have.
Themselves to improve to do better.
'What is it that you want?
What is it that you seek?'
'What do you mean?'
'You have already proven your greatness!'
'Others who say it.'
Who are they to others saying that?
To have been made convinced of it?
Words are heard to have them spoken.
When I talk to myself,
Greatness is not the word I hear.'
'What words do you hear,
When you talk to yourself?'
'Are you a Christian?'
Yes. I...like to believe I am.
Why do you ask?'
'What I say to myself,
You will not hear in any church!
And God knows me very well!
Better than I know myself!'
You don't think of yourself as great?'
'Are you kidding?
THOU ART GREAT.
I am a work in progress.
Still in the development stage!
I'd be a fool to think,
God is finished with me!
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