Tonya Maria
Tonya Maria
Jul 22, 2013

I met him yesterday.
He introduced himself as a triathlete.
No first name. Just  TRIATHLETE.
Gave me a wink and a very firm handshake.
He exchanged glances with me and his left bicep.
I found it humorous that he was flirting with a humerus.
Said he would see me in a few weeks,
At the triathlon.
Well, I won't be found with a numbered card on my chest
at the start or finish line.
I'll be found in the first aid tent rendering aid to
other good will coffin dodgers named TRIATHLETE.

Until interconnecting. Astral athletes
Sverre G Holter
Sverre G Holter
Sep 1, 2014

We laugh like there's nothing
That's not hilarious.
We speak in unison when skipping down

Cobblestone streets, on our way to
Music or movies. Like magnets
Through two crowds, drawn

Until interconnecting. Astral athletes
Exchanging tops after a game; pointing,
Asking, learning, relaxing.

Learning, relaxing more, pacing. When
Love tries, everything becomes
Dancing.

Hedonic Nihilist
Jun 11, 2014

Writing is dangerous a sport
With far too many muscles left to pull
Not only in my body

Writing is far few abstract-I cannot think in words and I cannot label-the day I put it into words it's labeled
And that is dangerous a vote

Thinking is much cleaner yes, for now
They said that thoughts are safe
yet I don't think obscenities in public
And I don't feel obscenities in public

Two sane thoughts a day(required by law) they say will keep the writers away from Fitzgerald's and Virginia's-Poe is still fair ground

They said that diaries were safe, but we writers do not write in public
But sports are played to audiences and votes need to be a-gotten and we writers express our condolences for the death of writing and the birth of Athleticism and Campaigns

iron-bodied athletes,
Lilyy
Lilyy
Apr 20, 2013

This world doesn't favor the artists.
They favor the strong,
iron-bodied athletes,
with empty minds.
They favor the pure-bred,
big-headed geniuses,
with cold hearts.
The world is made for the strong,
but,
I am weak.

we are the athletes
entwined
entwined
Apr 30, 2014

we are puppets
of this late night show

trying to unleash
all these thoughts in a blow

we are the athletes
of a championship event

trying to not waste
every second of this moment

the kiss, the hug,
let me swallow every piece of memory we had

for the last time

#love   #sad   #end   #lasttime  
as great athletes do?
Onoma
Onoma
Dec 30, 2013

Might I hang the
indivisible complex
of these parts for posterity?
Retire the number of their
meat-suit as Michelangelo
did of himself in
"The Final Judgement"...
as great athletes do?
...Sure...why the hell not!


Konstantinos Mark

Been athletes on scholarships
Patricia Drake
Patricia Drake
Jul 9, 2014

Sometimes we wish
We were Americans

We would have aced the Spelling B's
Been athletes on scholarships
Or won beauty pageants

Our institutions would compete
And we would win prizes
For accomplishments

If we were Americans
We would thrive with competition

We would live the American Dream
And be rich and famous
I just know it

Sometimes we just wish
Our Scandinavian system favoured people with our talents
Our lack of compromise
More

The athletes competed within 9 sports
Billy Cobb

These are the ultimate events in the world
The games of the Olympiad
Founded in times of ancient Greece
Inventing a sporting launch pad

They began as a dedication to the Olympian gods
Around 776 BC
Then 12 centuries later, the ‘pagan cults’ were banned
Around 393 AD

They were resurrected in Athens 1896
Where 14 nations dreamt of success
The athletes competed within 9 sports
With Faith, fight and finesse

As the years passed by and the Olympics progressed
More sports were added to the games
With 26 sports now and rising
And 204 countries competing under the flame

At the first modern day Olympics
Only 241 all male athletes competed
And now as we stand in London 2012
10,960 athletes, men and women, were greeted

When the Olympics began it was mostly for men
Women were not well represented
They were very restricted and badly depicted
Their involvement most men resented

‘Impractical, Uninteresting, Unaesthetic and Incorrect ‘
A Pierre de Coubertin quote at the beginning
How wrong he was at the women’s involvement
As ground breaking performances sent committee heads spinning

The first official Paralympics were held in Rome 1960
‘Para’ meaning Greek for ‘alongside’
To be held in parallel with the Olympic Games
And also broadcast on television worldwide

They gathered in the romance of Italy
400 athletes from 23 nations
Though it was only wheelchair athletes that competed then
Within 8 sports while building the foundations

164 nations were represented in London 2012
With over 4000 more athletes competing
503 events now within 20 sports
Those journey’s and stories take some beating

The athletes are now split into various categories
Depending on restricted ability
Both physically and mentally
By brain function and body mobility

Billions of viewers watch from all around the world
As the games compete four years
Held in different countries and cities each time
With thousands of wonderful volunteers

Spectacular opening ceremonies
To light the Olympic flame
With flag bearers and athletes
Representing all nations in the games

Training, Sacrifice and Dedication
Has been their focus for many years
The success, the failure, the injuries
The blood, sweat and tears

The flame is lit, the time has come
So much talent united is stunning
The athletes now anxiously await their events
As the games get off and running

As the events begin, the crowds amass
With competition always comes tension
And with two weeks of sporting master classes
Too many butterflies to mention

Their dreams are to be the champion
The ultimate endeavor
Or win a medal or just be Olympians
Treasured memories forever

There’s also a feeling of unity
A boost in morale and support
With religion and politics pushed aside
To come together in sport

Both Olympians and Paralympians
Have that inner strength to believe
They inspire generations, give us hope and heroics
They show us what can be achieved

When you watch the games, do you think ‘I wanna do that’?
Is that path one you’d like to pursue?
Well if so, don’t hang about, there’s no time to lose
And in the future we could be cheering on you!

Written 14/09/12
while the athletes reach for water
david badgerow
david badgerow
Oct 9, 2011

the poets reach for gin
while the athletes reach for water
the christians teach of sin
and look forward to the Slaughter

the warriors fight to win
while the poets become authors
the dancers flash their skin
and look, the right one is your Daughter

the poets look within
the mathletes become solvers
a musician breaks a violin
and serenades the eye of a Revolver

only the elite athletes are allowed in the village
Zulu Samperfas
Zulu Samperfas
Jul 30, 2012

All those young bodies
so trained, taught and tight
all put together for more than a few nights
only the elite athletes are allowed in the village
no partners, no spouses no one to investigate

Apparently that leads to lots of hook ups
Celebrations, commiserations, there's a lot of stuff to do up
So the villagers are supplied with fifteen condoms each
And all around, there is fun in heaps

 
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