Years of toil to be the best,
A lifetime of passion for sport,
Extraordinary dedication to thrive against all odds,
Life of an Olympian.
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While some countries began the summer with hope as vaccines started to roll out, most others were still going through lockdowns due to the increasing coronavirus cases. And with the beginning of August, the nightmare started to get real as the hospitalizations and deaths started to creep up in many parts of the world. But life rolled on as usual or so it seemed with the seasons leading the way. In the Northern Hemisphere, the weather was hot and sultry while in the Southern Hemisphere, the winter was coming to an end. The farmers began harvesting their crops as always. In countries with vaccines, life was returning to the pre-pandemic days. But in others, there was nothing resembling normalcy.
Blue skies, beautiful
sunshine, birds chirping around
freshness of summer
had already broken up
the day he had lied.
While he did try to
apologize, she didn’t budge
one bit as “Actions speak louder than words”.
She just continued
staying on for the sake of
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caring, adoring, doting,
fond, passionate, abhor, detest,
loathing, ill feeling, despising
Linking to dVerse Challenge: Open Link Night #296
Note: Followed the Dimante form for poetry described at dVerse
Line 1: Noun or subject
Line 2: Two Adjectives describing the first noun/subject
Line 3: Three -ing words describing the first noun/subject
Line 4: Four words: two about the first noun/subject, two about the antonym/synonym
Line 5: Three -ing words about the antonym/synonym
Line 6: Two adjectives describing the antonym/synonym
Line 7: Antonym/synonym for the subject
Life is like the waves in the ocean,
sometimes there are ups
while at other times there are downs.
When there is a lot of good happening, there could be so
much of it that people start
to get out of touch with reality.
So when the ‘bad’ comes along,
people are stunned thinking as to
what hit them.
A mix of both the good and the bad is
what makes life worth living as one
keeps working to turn around the ‘bad’ into the ‘good’
and to turn the ‘good’ into something even better.
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‘But man is not made for defeat,’ he said. ‘A man can be destroyed but not defeated.’
– The Old Man and the Sea (1952) by Ernest Hemingway
A struggle to live
amidst the horror of death
A struggle to live
amidst loss of livelihood
But also a chance
to readapt and rethink our
way of life ahead
But also a chance
for survival of the fittest
in more ways than one
It had been a long hard winter with coronavirus wreaking havoc day after day. It was heartbreaking to see people struggling for their lives as the medical community began to buckle under the constant stream of patients. The dark clouds of uncertainty hung over everyone’s life.
But the vaccinations provided a silver lining amidst these dark clouds. And as the first day of summer began, these vaccinations were speeding ahead and began to show that there was light at the end of the tunnel. As the sun shone bright, the brightness in people’s lives also began to take shape.
first day of summer
with the sun shining bright amidst
the beautiful sky
The dark night sky
so many stars wherever you see
peace and quiet around,
a time to reflect
So many stars wherever you see
that light up the night sky
in all its glory
Peace and quiet around
with miles and miles of desert
without a single soul around
A time to reflect
and introspect for everything
that has been and always will be
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The train chugged along
identical tracks, but the
surroundings kept changing
The journey of life
and death is the same for all
but people encountered are different