Success is peace of mind attained only through self satisfaction in knowing that you made the effort to do the best of which you're capable. ~ John Wooden

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A Poem by Swen Nater (Student of John Wooden)


I have awed at a solo performance 

and spectacular flashy display, 

But I crave for the best 

and my eyes are more blessed 

when an unselfish team makes a play.  


A play that's so perfect and simple 

with the weaving of role with a role, 

Every piece partly seen like a fine-tuned machine 

and you notice not one but the whole.  


Like an orchestra tuned to perfection 

where harmonious beauty is found, 

Every note has a quest to be part of the rest 

so the whole is a masterpiece sound.  


Every wild one once blinded by glory 

is now cured and is one of the tame, 

He receives his esteem as part of the team 

and is eager to sacrifice fame.


It's amazing what teams have accomplished; 

it's astounding how much they have done, 

When the ultimate call is when one is for all

and the credit is reached for by none.

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