August 19, 2008
By Auburn Powell, Fayetteville, NC

I step up on the block
Adrenaline rushes through my system
I'm ready to begin

Other racers step up boldly
My confidence reigns over them-
It's my time now

The gun sounds explosively
We all dive in, filled with excitement
My heart beats with the sound of a thousand drums

My arms propel me forward
While my legs push me harder
They haven't caught up

Time passes slowly
As I move on quickly
The noise is all drowned out

My heart pumps faster now
I push myself harder
Almost there

I'm drawing closer and closer
I authoritively pound the timer
Others follow closely behind

I have won the race

The author's comments:
This freestyle poem is written about freestyle swimming races I once participated in when I was younger.

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cinagirl31 said...
on Aug. 30 2008 at 11:45 am
WOAH!!!! that was AWSOME auburn!! woooooooo!!!! haha. definately very cool.


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