Powdered hands fast prepare
and mind aligns with body,
Lungs brace and fill with air
Stadium noises become foggy,

Soles claw at the rubber floor
engaging a solid battle stance,
Muscles taut gearing for war
across the battlefield eyes glance,

Discus swinging, energy funnels
swiftly into a tornado spin,
Fists release tight white knuckles
as record attempts begin,

A raucous roar chases the discus
flying high aloft the stadium,
Winds of hope push the distance
stretching hard for shining aurum.


© 2017 Ricardo Amaral – Thought Spark (All rights reserved)
Image: AFP/Getty Images


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