"My Greatest Strength" by Lisa Mugford
My greatest strength is a product of my father.
It comes from words which I despised hearing.
Words that would confuse me, trap me, make me do things I knew were wrong.
Don’t be a quitter he would say, and you have a lousy attitude!
My mind insisted I never give up. So afraid to give up. Fear unnoticed.
My attitude cost me so much in life. Never quitting kept me stuck.
Today, my attitude keeps me sober and alive, by choice.
Today, I never quit, never give up, by choice.