(My humble attempt to give my imagined voice to an Olympic athlete similar to Simone Biles)
Can I just get away from it all?
Can I for once just listen to the call
Not of shiny medals, nor of the grand prize
But just my heart, my soul, my mind- prioritize
Myself- relinquish the pressure and not get hit
Superhuman achievements were expected of me, instead I quit
What use is winning if I break down
Under the pressure of a fickle crown
People will talk, spin my quitting both ways
I just know I could not have continued in this daze
Jeopardizing my body and mind due to stress
If I lost myself, who would I be able to impress?
There are folks who applaud me for taking the lead
Showing that “do or die” is not the only strategy indeed
I’ll survive by not competing today
I know I’ll eventually find a way
To get back to the sport in a much better state
Even if I have to start from a blank slate..