It’s the 2012 London Olympics;
They run, they swim, they pedal.
It’s all going well for Team GB
And they’re racking up the medals.
So as I am sitting comfortably
At home, in my regular seat
I start to daydream wildly;
I could have been an athlete!
I’m sure it’s not that simple
To compete for the pride of our nation.
It takes daily training sessions
And years of dedication.
Some have trained since they were little;
Carried on when all seemed black.
And for some it would all lead up to
Less than 10 seconds on the actual track.
Some have had to conquer injuries
And worked out in the wind and the rain.
Most have had to seek their own funding
And fight all manner of emotions & pain.
But I maintain I could have been there;
An Olympian, proud and strong.
I might say I could have been an athlete
But I think that I might just be wrong!
I Could Have Been An Athlete is a poem © Ms Moem.