Spirit tells me that coming in Seventh is usually
Out of the limelight. Medals of Gold, Silver, and
Bronze have already been won. Even glory
May not be awarded to a Seventh place contestant.
So, He asks me, Why do we strive to do and to be
All that we can do and be, when we suspect that
There are those who can and will, or might do
Because we are not contestants and because we must
Do and be what we can, for whatever reason?
Yes, and more. We seem to know that we contribute to
The glory of those who win it. We help them do and be
Better than they might otherwise do and be, simply
Because they know we are close behind them.