A Swimmers Prayer

September 24, 2009
i dive off the block
my head in a rush
the cold water brings me a shock

kicking my feet as fast as i can
i cant slow down
number one is my plan

faster and faster
there’s no stopping now
second place would be a disaster

reaching the wall;one more lap
i flipturn now
my feet hit the wall with such a slap

im almost there
in my own little world
i say my last prayer

my fingers touch the wall
the time is stopped
i know i gave it my all

pulling myself out of the water
i hear my dad yell
“that is my daughter”

the world stopped as i look at my time
yes first place
victory is mine

bust swimming is not medals and win
its the passion in me
the rush against my skin
the very reason why i swim





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