The Rio Olympic Athlete: Praise in Haiku Format
The Haiku format of poetry iis the expression of an idea or thoughts in the purist, most concise form possible, arranging 17 syllables in 5-7-5 verse. It is often a difficult feat to accomplish when we are so used to being bombarded with words to fully get our point across. Haiku represents nearly pinnacle of brevity.
Olympic athletes are the purist expression of the drive for excellence in a sport. The strive for excellence never stops. Athletes sacrificed and competed for years for the opportunity to go to the Sochi Olympic Games and are gearing up for the 2016 games in Rio.
When does the athlete decide they will give as much as they can give to reach the level of performance not reached by others? What determines the "extra" that sets them apart?
This is an attempt to capture that purism and drive in haiku format. The verses are expressions of admiration for the aspirations of the Olympic athlete, and their supporters, including their family and fans. This writing can never match their sacrifice, nor do the verses cover every sport. It is just a small representation of their tenacity and their heart. Whether they win the gold or not, they embody an unstoppable strength and spirit of competition.
Olympic Athlete Win or Lose
Decision to compete.
Devotion to the goal,
They are the elite,
Symbols of perseverance,
The finish in sight
Each stride, every grimace,
Closer to glory.
Legs churning water,
Arms pumping, crowds alive with
Deafening screams - swim!
True love of the games
Deserve fame and glory.
No shame giving all.
The form, the grace
The strength, the guts,
Stolen minds, hearts, souls.
Crowd's desire also carries
If you would like to read more about Olympic activities, read my hub on Olympic pin trading: http://cyndi10.hubpages.com/hub/Olympics-1996-Pin-Trading-Resurges-with-Each-Olympic-Game
Olympic Athletes often listen to music while working out. Why not add that to your routine.
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