The Swim Race

March 1, 2009
By Matthew Pozmanter BRONZE, East Setauket, New York
Matthew Pozmanter BRONZE, East Setauket, New York
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I get behind the starting block and prepare for my race
Thoughts fill my head on how I should swim
Anxiety spins through my head as I think of my pace
Adrenaline pumps through my veins as I think I can win
The starter blows his whistle to have us take our mark
I stand up and get into position to make my dive
I am so nervous that my muscles stiffen into bark
All I can do now is force my body to get back in to full drive
Long months of hard training have led to this moment in time
I am now on the starting blocks preparing for my race
My mind fills with hope as I think that victory will finally be mine

The author's comments:
I am inspired to write this article because i have been swimmng for years. I feel that if other athletes, not just swimmers read my poem, they can connect to the feelings that I expressed in my poem

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