Be Olympic! A Poem To Motivate ...

As always, I am overjoyed to be included in another of Brian Moses' mini anthologies; this time the theme is sport and the Olympics. The selection is diverse and inspiring.


I wrote my poem in the hope of being #motivational to anyone who reads it. Sport is juts the metaphor.


For me, the most important race, is the one with yourself.


Be Olympic


Send your javelin soaring

A spear of dreams in flight

Fling your discus skywards

A whirling wish alight


Put your shot and holler

A hidden hope expelled

Hurl your hammer, star-bound

A circling urge propelled


Hurdle fears and demons

Mere barriers of mind

Sprint ahead of haters

No need to look behind


Marathon, keep going

The wall will tell you stop

Dig your heels in, chin up

Against all odds, don’t drop


Vault above the limits

Jump far beyond the pit

Run to catch your future

Embolden those who quit


Race to win and wonder

At times you will come last

Cut your losses quickly

and cast them in the past


Throwing, jumping, sprinting

Each moment, yours to take

First or last or middle

The record, yours to break


Mark Bird 2021


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First, last or middle - The record, yours to break

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