Go: A swimming poem

May 27, 2010
By Dragondust BRONZE, Manassas, Virginia
Dragondust BRONZE, Manassas, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
Life is tough. It's a lot tougher when you're stupid.


ON THE BLOCK
My coach: “Are you ready?”
Me: “I think so.”
The whistle blows
She shouts, “GO GO!”
I dive in
I’m swimming fast
Way too fast
I’m running out of gas
I can’t swim
But I got to try
I turn my head
I think I’m gonna die
Not going to make it
Hit the wall
They pulled me out
Done after them all
PRACTICE NEXT DAY
Got to try
Got to try
My coach:
“C’mon, it’s time for Fly.”
I dove I raced
I swam I turned
But I still lose
My coach concerned
She says to chill
Just take a break
I almost give in
Cause all over I ache
But I stand up tall
And shake my head
If I don’t push through
I’ll never get ahead
Tears are falling
But I can’t rest
If I don’t work,
I don’t get my best
I can’t ever give up
I can’t ever give in
I have to try, but I
don’t have to win
Never gonna stop
till I reach my best
Next day on the blocks
“Are you ready?”
“Yes.”

Go


The author's comments:
I wrote this after a tough day at swim. I had just swam the 100 Butterfly in a swim meet and the coach told me I had died. The insperational shoot for your dreams stuff came when I was curled up in my nice warm bed at home.

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