Geetha Jayakumar

Gold Star - 20,262 Points (Kerala Palakkad)

Sportsman's Spirit! - Poem by Geetha Jayakumar

Life is like a football ground
Few hours before
A pin drop silence played
On the ground.

Couple of hours before games
The playground was overcrowded with spectators.
Pin drop silence was thrown out like a ball.

The two teams fought
Like tiger and bull
Surrounded by people
Cheering each team
Ball kept on passing from one to another
Each time crowd shouting out, cheering...
One goal...
Half the crowd happy
And danced in the wind
Other half crowd oops...
Just bend down to sit.
One is victorious
The ground is
Left to zero, with no sounds, just empty.

It's like the tide, which is coming and hitting seashore and retreating back.
It's like the happiness coming for a moment and going away.
Winning team left with happiness
While the other with unhappiness.

Take everything like sportsman spirit
While winning enjoys the happiness.
While loosing forget it.
All cannot win all the times.
Some have to lose them too.

Keep your hand on your Heart and say
'Better Luck next time'

© 2014.

Geetha Jayakumar.

Topic(s) of this poem: life, poem

Form: Free Verse

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  • Akhtar Jawad (9/15/2014 5:35:00 AM)

    You compared life with a football match, may I add this true in a competition we face in our lives, One of the two competitors loose, But he should not be dejected and he should work hard to win next time. You have given a lovely message. (Report)Reply

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  • David Wood (7/26/2013 5:42:00 AM)

    I agree with Tirupathi that it is better to have palyed and lost than not to have played at all. A good write. (Report)Reply

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  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (7/25/2013 5:53:00 PM)

    What counts in game is have you tried your best. Results will show in the long run. Winning is not everything. Beautiful poem expressing importance of sportsmanship. Thank you. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, July 25, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, October 27, 2017

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