No Matter How Fast We Run

Covid-19 has impacted our lives to a degree never imagined. One of the most impactful outcomes is the loss of the 2020 Summer Olympic Games, awarded this year to Tokyo, Japan. I would like to share a couple of my poems dedicated to the athletes aspiring to this great event. 

No Matter How Fast We Run
No matter how fast we run
How far we throw
or how high we fly
The earth will claim our mortal forms
and we will wait
Like ordinary men and women
for our spiritual transformation
But until that day
We are free to set the pace
Raise the bar
and claim the glory that is ours
Because we are athletes

And this from the 2016 Summer Olympic Games held in Rio de Janeiro

Ode to Chad
This was our Olympics
Dave’s and Chad’s and mine
and Steve’s and on and on
Through ALTIS and beyond
Borders and boundaries and barriers
fiercely guarding the un-promised land
And yet we share this noble bond
We all bore witness to the deluge of dreams
that rallied to a single cry
‘Let me see how great I can be’

Cast of characters: Dave Doerrer, Chad Stoermer, Steve Lewis

Let’s keep this dream alive for next year.

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