When almost is not good enough

When your best falls short if you are not the one who wins

I wonder

Who began the system of there being only one winner

That if you were not that one, you were out

A loser

Who started that way of approaching life

That there is only one who rises, only one who accomplishes

Why not

A system that allows for almost, for second place, for near enough

Wouldn’t there be more to celebrate, more movement for all

I wonder

Would we really all stop trying if there were no top prize valued above all

I wonder

Inspired by The Daily Post Daily Word Prompt: almost