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Tears of Triumph
by Helen C. Downey

Thursday, March 15, 2007
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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Determinstion to succeed can sometimes be painful.



Tears of Triumph

Body aches from over extension
Repetition without remorse
Moments of apprehension
To be the best is not enough
Self discipline a must
Winning is the only recourse

Lined against the mirrored walls
Reflections of pain

Faultless efforts must be achieved
Toe-twirl, toe-twirl
Muscle cramps not relieved
Swing the right leg high, toes pointed
A kaleidoscope of images in a whirl

Dance movements floating
As swans on black mirrors,
Some stand gloating
Others breathless
The pulsation of music rushes rampant
Everything is of one entity
Laced in the air, the smell of fears

Lined against the mirrored walls
Reflections of pain

A high voltage of tension
Awaiting the finest dancer
A statuesque extension
Of silence ensued
Among the sweaty elite
Triumphant tears from the chosen few.


HCD 3/2007
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Reviewed by Barbara Henry 4/21/2009
What a thought provoking poem,and it is true.
No matter what the discipline or career,being the best will cause pain and tears of joy as well as tears of sadness which result from the painstaking,incessant work.
I love this one.
Continued success
Barbara Henry
Reviewed by Z McClure 5/5/2008
Very, very well put. You have a gift with words.
Thankyou so much Helen!
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 6/11/2007
Inspirational. To work so hard. You really hit it with the smell of fear. Excellent. Liz
Reviewed by . . (Reader) 5/12/2007
Ah, here you've done it. A straight forward, as it is, pen to paper description involving the personal aspects of achievement. Extension, apprehension, reflection, determination, all there lining your verse. Any one who dares to dream knows this feeling well. This is excellent poetry.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/23/2007
I don't why or maybe I do. This reminds me of when my daughters were taking ballet lessons. So you did great here, Helen. Thank you. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Chrissy McVay 3/17/2007
A great 'hang in there' poem.


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