Until Then—Nothing Lost

A four year medallion

A lifetime of pain
The hours put in

Always fighting the strain


One hundredth of a second

Your dream crashes down
The spoils eluded

Someone else with the crown


No pictures or news clips


Today come your way
The prize to another

The trophy at bay

With pity now over
It’s time to begin

The reward in the training

New words to your hymn

So head back to the track

Or your pool or the court

The bar a bit higher

Your coach to retort:

“It’s all up to you
As you reweigh the cost

Never quitting—the magic


Until then nothing lost”

(Watching The Winter Olympics: February, 2014)
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Submitted by Kurt Philip Behm on July 08, 2017

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Kurt Philip Behm

Longtime writer with twelve books in publication. Three of them Poetry. : The Death Of The Playground : The Sword Of Ichiban : Searching For Crazy Horse : Darkening Sun : An Anthology Of Perception-Vol's 1 & 2 : After Midnight : Sammy And Bumpers : The Fall City Mandate : Revenge Along The War Trail : Death from The Sky more…

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