"GRIT"

by CJ Maleney   Jul 2, 2017


"GRIT"

This is not something you wish to chew.
It's the thing that hides inside,
The thing that makes you want to try,
When others wish to hide.

When others slumber in their beds,
You chose to rise this day.
Let them wonder what could be
For you chose another way.

No one said it would be easy !
Never pretended it was a game,
We never said it's in the bag,
And that you would aquire fame.

Yet you rose and gave your all,
Your muscles screaming in protest.
First or last second or third
At least you did your best.

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  • 3 months ago

    by mossgirl19

    Hey, Craig, congrats to your team! Great going! and this is a great, strong poem which inspires a lot!

    • 3 months ago

      by CJ Maleney

      Thank you,

      We are all buzzing

  • 3 months ago

    by Em

    We all have this "grit" you speak of some more than others. Fab rhyming as always and so much honesty

    • 3 months ago

      by CJ Maleney

      Cheers em. I take it you can't sleep either x

  • 3 months ago

    by Ren

    An excellent write, Craig, and in regards to your comment, WOW! Congratulations! Amazing :)

    • 3 months ago

      by CJ Maleney

      Thanks, I am so chuffed for em all. They even won the water polo and it's the first time they've entered that event

    • 3 months ago

      by CJ Maleney

      Incidentally I gained something at the paddle sport event too.

      It's called sunburn. And it bloody stings lol

      How many times do I tell the kids to use sun cream? Duh I'm an idiot. I look like a fish stick.

      I'll temporally change my profile photo so you can all have a giggle at my expense.

      Craig

    • 3 months ago

      by Ren

      That is amazing, Craig!! Sounds exciting!! :)

      And so sorry about the sunburn!! I know that awful feeling all to well haha I'm too pale for my own good. Lotion and some Aloe Vera if you can, and drink lots of water!! :)

  • 3 months ago

    by CJ Maleney

    My little team of 6 paddle loonies did rather well in various events at north west finals

    10 gold
    6 silver
    2 bronze

    London and national finals here we come.

    4 years back to back

    ,

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