The same for the scientist as for the athlete
In their chosen career people with each other compete
Many are found to be wanting when put to the test
And little consolation to them on being told that they did try their best
And any failure in life seems to come at a cost
In a deflated ego when pride it is lost
Only for the victor there is a hooray
But for every winner there has to be a loser since this is life's way
This is how it has been and it will always be
Such is human life with that would you agree?
The winner is always the toast of the town
And to him or her the wealth of success and renown
And only the winner gets to celebrate
The difference between winning and losing is great.