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For A Gymnastics Coach This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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   I work hard,

Yearning for improvement.



The sweat pours delicately down my face,

My shoulders ache,

But still I launch myself into another beam routine.



I practice and train my body,

To its limit.

I run hard putting all my effort into my tumbling body.



I overcome my fears,

And set them out of my mind.

I streak down the runway, pop off the vault, and absorb

the landing.



"Keep going, no stops,"

I tell myself as I skip up the bar and proceed to do

my best.



My long hours that I choose to work,

People consider me crazy but I don't.

All this work,

This incredibly hard work,

Is done for one thing,

To make my coach proud.

I know it's all worth it when I experience the way I

feel after a few simple words are spoken by my coach.

When the words that drift from his mouth are,

"I'm so proud of you,"

I become proud of me too and know my hard work is

worth it.




This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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