When I quit…

(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..

One thought on “When I quit…

  1. I cannot imagine the pressure that is put on them to achieve, always. GOAT….what a huge title to have to bear. Simone and Naomi….did it their way. Kudos to them.

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