By Tattiana Abola
Edited by Andrew Molen
The battle seems like a losing one Your opponent is tougher and stronger You’re afraid and trembling At the sight of his massive guns At the back of your mind, you have lost Not a chance of winning Is it because you are weak? The crowd is cheering for the Champion No one shouting for you It is time for battle and in your head Negativity echoes Fear and doubt flood in You tremble at the thought Your emotions about to spew As shiver and sweat out of you The first round was your opponent’s But you keep fighting, the battle isn’t over This is not the end The next round comes It is tougher but still you stand Your weakness could be exposed But you hold on To be stronger, to overcome You give your best and complete the round Your strength is slowly dying But you will not go out without fighting, You don’t want to show vulnerability You think you are weaker than you are But you have a goal, a dream to fulfill This fight is not just for you But for your country as well Remember all those sacrifices you made All the struggles you faced Will you just allow yourself to be defeated? Keep that little strength you have, dig deep Hold on tight to that little spark of hope Appear strong, your weakness concealed Confuse your opponent Caged behind your guards keep them firmly tight Focus on that gold, picture your name on it Breathe and be conscious Gather your strength and keep yourself together Give your best shot Be determined and persevere Defeat your opponent THIS FIGHT IS YOURS!