This is my first ‘sonnet’, and it’s about the way my relationship with my body is such that it’s almost become its own separate entity. The suffering we’ve endured over the years and my instinctive inward concealing of sadness, has created a relationship where i communicate with it like a well travelled brother in arms. I think this inner conversation with oneself/body is something that most competitive athletes/sportspeople can relate too.
Together We Walk, Run, Fly
Feelings of fatigue permeate through the sweat and the truth.
Never have I known a stronger one, of all things – your patience I want.
Sometimes, I don’t listen. I am selfish, a spirit enamored and recluse.
Stay with me and fight, protect what’s held close, and breathe until I can’t.
Remember me when I’m gone, transient, leaving sorrows with you and the earth.
I may be given to another, however, ours is ours, the memories – heroes and all.
Heroes – the first arched goal in the battle for the feather – the return from hurt.
All – your velocity with me from birth, despite that, I surrendered, ignored the voice, your call.
The pause, the return. Eleven point six was the measure of love,
Never before have two embraced as we did that day, a passion forged in the red.
Always my shield, battered, bent, and unbroken. Deflector of the arrows above.
Where now? Glory and death both lie at the edge. If I peer over will you be fed?
Lets go into the uncharted together, what’s mine is mine so take my hand.
Lets love, cry and fear for his sake, what’s mine – his plan – is mine – his hand.
By Alpha Maurice Cidade Cauwenbergh
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