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Rings of fire
by Fr. Kurt Messick

Thursday, September 02, 2004
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Another poem inspired by the Olympics


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Rings of fire

Burning brightly

The soul of the athlete

The pursuit of peace

 

We all come together

Joining hands, joining flags

Seeing the people

Dancing like flames

 

We come together

Distinct yet the same

Determined to be

One world of all

 

Some will be winners

Some will be disappointed

All will be captivated

All return home

 

The flames are extinguished

But burn brightly in the soul

Every four years, they say

But the flames never die

 

The heart of the runner

The strength of the wrestler

The grace of the gymnast

The character of them all

 

We celebrate, and return to life

To hope and dream

And carry the flames

The rings remain eternal

 

They will call to us again

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Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 11/27/2004
:)


Vesna
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 9/10/2004
i like this
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 9/8/2004
"The rings remain eternal
They will call to us again"

Wonderful tribute!




Reviewed by Zenith Elliott 9/6/2004
Beautiful tribute to the Olympics! ~Z~
Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 9/2/2004
great tribute to the Olympic ideal! Dawn
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 9/2/2004
Fantastic capture of the Olympics.
Reviewed by jude forese 9/2/2004
awesome! a most excellent tribute to the olympic spirit ...
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 9/2/2004
Very symbolic and powerful. Superb tribute to the spirit of the games. Thank you for this offering. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by Sue Hess 9/2/2004
excellent work...about a great subject, fascinating every time
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 9/2/2004
Wonderful tribute to the Olympics - and to life itself!
Reviewed by Susan Barton (Reader) 9/2/2004
Superb!

SueB
Reviewed by E T Waldron 9/2/2004
Glorious tribute to the athletic characteristic !
The Olympics always bring to mind Paul's scriptures;-)
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 9/2/2004
Yeah "Rings remain eternal"...like the circle of love!!

Enjoyed this read!!

Love Tinka
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