The Fight…For Right

I wrote this when I was a teenager.


The Fight…For Right

It can be tough.
Sometimes you feel as though you’ve had enough.
But keep in mind that it’ll get better.
Don’t give up.
‘Cos the minute you stop,
You have made your biggest flop.
If you have a talent,
Use it.
Don’t screw up.
You can make it big.
All you’ve got to do is try.
Then you can get by.
Don’t put yourself down.
If you believe the meanies,
You’ll drown.
You’re in a sea of people.
Some are mean,
Some are kind,
And some never care.
Some will defend,
Or maybe lend a hand.
Others just want your mind to bend.
In the world you must care,
‘Cos as everyone says,
“Life ain’t fair.”
Other times your opinion,
Is the best.
The best thing to give your life zest.
But you are the charm,
That keeps others from harm.
When you know what’s right,
Then only fight,
For what is right.
You can do it.
Never give up.
Don’t screw up.
Remember what’s right,
And you can win that fight.
You know what to do.
Don’t become gum,
On somebody else’s shoe.
You stand up for good,
Even if nobody else will.
You must remember the fight.
The fight.
The fight for what’s right.
Don’t hurt.
Don’t fight.
Unless it’s a fight for right.
Don’t tag along with wrong.
Become good.
In spite of all the wars and fights,
You can still see the peaceful light.
So join the fight for what is RIGHT!

D.L. Lang
D.L. Lang
D.L. Lang of Vallejo, CA is the author of nine poetry collections, including 2016's Poet Loiterer which Kirkus Reviews described as containing "Free-spirited ideals couched in fairly infectious rhymes." She enjoys performing her poems at open mics and entering them in county fairs.