Gymnastics A Poem

This is just a random poem my coach asked me to write for the end of the year banquet in 2 months since I'm "retiring" from the sport I've loved for the past 10 years! Enjoy! -MaryXO

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1. Gymnastics A POEM

I grew up lying under bars and lounging under foam

With chalk as my makeup and my fingers as my comb.

Every surface was a table, a playground, and a bed

Regardless of time of day or what the coaches said.

Though I loved my teammates my best freinds were my grips,

And they weren't really christened until stained by cuts and rips.

Handstands were a morning staple more than coffee will ever be,

And coaches made it that much easier by being family.

 

I grew up chatting under bars and giggling under foam

Believing leos and tape were worth more than silver and chrome.

The tramp was made for seat drop wars like the low bar was made for scars,

And we spent less time training than fighting over which beam was ours.

I could sprint across the floor, past mats and wires, without fault

But it wouldn't be a practice without running into the vault.

Injuries, fear, and obstacles were a part of everyday,

But good times, fun, and laughter were never far away.

 

I grew up dancing under bars and playing under foam,

Something I'll remember no matter where I roam.

Skills, routines, scores, medals-these things were all great

But not as much as your passion and the memories you create.

It's not about what you do, what you did, or if you got far;

It's about how it stays inside of you, a part of who you are.

It's not about what the eyes see but what the mind sees that's true,

And seeing through the mind of a gymnast is an interesting view.

 

I grew up hoping under bars and dreaming under foam

In a place my heart will always and forever call its home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author's Note:

I hope you all enjoyed it! Thank you for reading! Like and favorite please if you want me to write more and don't forget to comment! Become a fan to see what I post next and to see when I post!

-MaryXO

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