Who am I?  I am the best thing smoking, the apple of every man’s eye.
I am the reason you wake up each morning, enough to make a man cry.

Most men know me, though they don’t always appreciate who I am,
I’m sometimes treated like dirt, thrown away like internet spam.

I know I’ve stayed strong over the years, though everyone has different perceptions,
And when I am in a new man’s life, here comes everyone else’s jealous misconceptions.

“Why are you in that other guy’s life, when you should be in mine?”
“Because you didn’t work hard enough keep me in line!”

See, I am not a thing of patience, so I hop around from man to man,
Most of the time I am with more than one; that’s the type of life I demand,

Now it’s not always about the cars, money, or clothes, I am simple you can say,
I am not discriminatory of your awful past relationships, as long as you see it my way.

I am attracted to those who work, those willing to keep me by their side,
Because when it comes down to us, I want to at least say that you tried.

But when I am gone, you wish you had me, call me when you’re ready to get back on your feet,
Because even though you fell off a long time ago, I am still here to help with that defeat.

Because no matter who you are, who I am has never been a lie,
And even though there are obstacles in our way, I’m ready to ride ’til we die.

I am the one that you need, look for me when you’re under duress,
Who am I?  You know me…I am SUCCESS!

~Beloda Magazine~

the author

Adrian T. Marable has motivated and inspired many men and women to lean forward in their personal and career lives. He has a proven track record of creating the path of success for the "average Joe" which includes career, personal, educational, and spiritual satisfaction. Adrian's mission in life is to promote a successful mindset which leaves the individual with the mental tools to be successful.