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by Alan Cook
Thursday, December 18, 2008
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A salute to the athletes who particpate in the Olympic Games


They are the gods and goddesses of today,

Descended from the Olympians of Greece.

From every land on Earth they come to play;

Though there be wars and strife they come in peace.

 

They meet to test their skills in many a sport;

Their bodies, tuned pianos, are perfection.

With poise and graceful rhythm they cavort;

To all the struggling world they give direction.

 

Through years of training, physical and mental,

They work with love and hope and discipline.

Though strong as lions, with children they are gentle;

Their smiles when they compete are genuine.

 

They jump and vault and shoot and swim and throw;

They somersault and run and skate and ski.

They give their all to win and yet they know

It is the game that counts, not victory.

 

Our souls cry out for heroes, let us follow;

From chains of hate the imprisoned seek release.

Each deity, Athena or Apollo,

Will lead us to a world of love and peace.

 

 

 

 

 


Alan Cook, Mystery and walking author


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Reviewed by Regis Auffray
Our souls cry out for heroes, let us follow;
From chains of hate the imprisoned seek release.
Each deity, Athena or Apollo,
Will lead us to a world of love and peace.

Would that it were so, Alan. A fine tribute. Love and peace,

Regis
Reviewed by Michelle Mead
This is really well-written, tying facts with praise and good rhyme and beat, you made what could have been a boring topic if done wrong, to a beautiful one done right.....and, I love the Athena reference, she has always been my favorite goddess :)
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle
An excellent poem that you wrote.I enjoy reading it.The Olympics is one of the greatest events in sports where everybody from all races,colors,creed and ethnicity come together as one in peace and harmony.take care

Edwin
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