A recount of a recient CBSE swimming competition I had taken part in.
Unfortunately I lost by a margin. Wish me luck for the next one comming next sunday!!!

The blue winter breeze

On your mark, get set,
And now the blow of the whistle
All the contestants dive into the icy cold pool,
All they can see is their aim,
Their finish line.

The first lap seems jolly and glee,
With everyone keeping an eye on each other competingly,
A flip and a turn is conquered,
But the second lap is dreaded and hoarse,
With every stroke,
Comes a heavy breath,
And every muscle wanting a break.

As the end comes near,
All they want is the gold,
Kicking and pulling,
They sprint towards the end.

Now all they care about,
Is winning,
And then just with a small touch at the wall,
The race is over.

The pride of winning is known to all,
But what they don't want is the fall.

The winners stand tall and proud,
Enjoying every blue winter breeze.

Author: Kshiti Dubey
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh (A.P.)
Copyright (c): Kshiti Dubey

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Written on 2008-12-18 at 12:20

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Nils Teodor The PoetBay support member heart!
Beautifully written
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling
but in rising every time we fall"

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and of course, Good Luck!

Kathy Lockhart The PoetBay support member heart!
this is fantastic. I felt i was there at the swim competition. My eyes dash across the page as my heart started a rapid pounding as the race was proceeding. I saw it all. Very very well done. applaud. : ) kathy

once i read the poem by Emily Dickenson where she expressed that "loosers know the real taste of Win"

but i think u are a winner urself..who could participated in India Level competition.. I remember once that when i was in 10th then i joined Air wing NCC camp and i got the Third position in the "Firing (shooting) compt." and i was sad and happy... but my firned just realized me that how big victory it was.. because it is not easy to get the third position among more than 350 students..

and in my case they were just 350...but i know in urs ...they would be thousands...

so congrats..and i assure u that u'll win next time..

I just dived into this one! Good luck next time, but remember to be proud to have taken part, whatever the outcome.