Contact Us      
         Join today or login
You are using an outdated version. Writing will not be shown properly in many cases. Click here to use the current version.

Status

New Here?
Sign Up
Fast! Three Questions.

Already a member?
Login


Contests

Rhyming Poem
Deadline: Tomorrow!

Loop Poetry Contest
Deadline: In 5 Days

My Faith
Deadline: Oct 30th

Halloween Flash Fiction
Deadline: Oct 31st

Halloween Poetry
Deadline: Oct 31st


Rank

Poet: None
Author: None
Novel: None
Reviewer:None
Votes: None





 Category:  Sports Poetry
  Posted: June 4, 2020      Views: 130

Print It
Save to Bookcase
View Reviews
Rate This
Make Reader Pick
Promote This


 ABOUT
JLR 
For more than 50 years I wrote and set aside my writing hoping someday, as I came into a life of repose, I would be able to review, organize and find my inner voice through my writing. This wonderful site provides such a safe haven, instruction, crit - more...

He is a top ranked author at the #68 position.

He is an accomplished novelist and is currently at the #49 spot on the rankings.

He is an accomplished poet and is currently at the #6 spot on this years rankings.

Portfolio | Become A Fan
Exceptional
This work has reached the exceptional level
A life lesson taking from the grid iron
"Excel or Compete" by JLR
Does that blazing orb
we find warming us, radiating
always downward, in dazzling bright
gold rays compete with the stars?

I think not, as I stand in witness
to the commanding luminescence
of a daytime sky, wherein the Sun excels.
So as the Sun dominates the day,
so you also can excel and
eclipse your competition.

In my world of sporting experiences,
those, oh so many,
grinding heart-thumping,
leg cramping drill upon drill,
with the coaches ranting laboriously,
while being challenged to hone
skills and prepare for
the competitive onslaught
on the gridiron --
all this preparation took me
ultimately beyond the field of play
to everyday living,

with a learned aspiration developed
deep in the marrow of my bones,
that I should compete for ownership
of being a better, faster, smarter
person than I was yesterday.

But, in the end,
the sun does not compete
with the stars!
It simply excels in its'
luminance during the day.

I believe then, that we are here
to dance, sing, and celebrate life!
With the task of the full embodiment
of lighting the dark trenches
where others may habituate
so, they too can experience
a happy life,
not to win or lose...
not to compete -
but to learn, evolve...excel!

Excelling is essential,
because it leads to innovation...

Then all of mankind wins!


 

Competition writing prompt entry

Writing Prompt
Write a free verse poem on competition. Tell what it means to be competitive and why you love competition or not. Free verse is a form of poetry that does not necessarily follow to any specific meter patterns, rhyme, or any other pattern. Free verse, despite its freedom, often still has some elements of form. Most free verse does observe a convention of lines and structure. No rhyming patterns.

Recognized

Author Notes
Free Verse: My opinion pertaining to competition, what I learned was self-improvement with the goal of excelling in all areas of life.
Pays one point and 2 member cents.

Share or Bookmark
Print It Save to Bookcase View Reviews Make Reader Pick Promote This
© Copyright 2016. JLR All rights reserved.
JLR has granted FanStory.com, its affiliates and its syndicates non-exclusive rights to display this work.

You need to login or register to write reviews.

It's quick! We only ask four questions to new members.

Interested in posting your own writing online? Click here to find out more.



Write a story or poem and submit your work to receive reviews on your writing. Publish short stories on our book writing site and enter the monthly contests. Guaranteed reviews for everything you write and you will be ranked. Information.


  Contact Us

© 2016 FanStory.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Terms under which this service is provided to you. Privacy Statement