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DEDICATED TO THE RACE....by b. Malin
RULES...AND MORE RULES
Dedicated to all those Kids and all the Rules of the Sport...A Lesson Learned.
Why is it AFTER the race is WON...
And you watch your child, the WINNER, jumping up and down in Dazzled Excitement,
That SOMEONE remembers a RULE...
NO TRACK SHOES CAN BE WORN IN THE RACE .
Where was the RULE, BEFORE the Race?
Before the Gun to start went off, while the Boys were still lined up?
Your Son, your Thirteen year old, standing so Proudly wearing his Big
Brothers Track Shoes...
The SAME ones that he'd worn LAST WEEK, at the "other" Track Meet.
Where was the RULE BOOK then?
There were many boys wearing TRACK SHOES THERE...
How is it that NO ONE NOTICED then?
Only NOW, after the RACE has been WON.
And there is one more thing that I'd like to add as a Mother,
HOW COULD YOU BE SO CRUEL?
Your Son is told he has to Race again, minus his "Lucky" Track Shoes...
And he does...And the Winner, becomes the looser...His Heart and Soul
are no longer there... and he now finishes LAST.
They are only Children...with such Raw Feelings and Emotions.
They are not like YOU...Thank God.
But don't worry, He will mend...
His TEARS of Hurt and Frustration will Dry...
And he will look back on this day, as a Lesson learned.
He will be a little Wiser, His Emotions Intact and Controlled.
And He'll become a GROWNUP someday...Just like all of you...