Dame Kelly Holmes

Dame Kelly Holmes

A Poem by Geraldine Taylor

The core beginnings of a noble dream, of what would seem, foundations laid
With skills attained, such talent emerged, yet still submerged in discovery
Become what be, to demonstrate, independence taking shape
Cross-country weather, so partake and so awake receptive minds
A watchful teacher realised, true potential, born to run
Of motivation so begun, the time had come, the race was won
With thoughts aside, the skill, the stride
Set the challenge, pursuits to pick, a desire to run would surely stick
Seeds of inspiration, an opportune time, yet to behold
Set to unfold, to make the grade, the army trade
Demonstrate ability, join adventure, climb the course
Years of service, tested trials, ran the miles and set the pace
A choice to face of prominence, the passion to take precedence
Discovered star, back on track, all set, attack, assume the plan
Full circle to where it all began, go the distance strength and speed
Destiny awaits, kick for home, continue straight, due applause reverberate
Realisation of a vision, go for gold with dynamism
Setbacks seen and overcome, double Olympic champion
A discipline of due success, professionalism ‘be the best’
Focused victory, a mark in history
Accomplished gold with heart and soul
Broken records, broken mould

Written by Geraldine Taylor ©

© 2017 Geraldine Taylor

Author's Note

Geraldine Taylor
As an athlete who has accomplished Olympic victory, Dame Kelly Holmes has set the pace for aspiring generations to follow. Her athletic ability was noticeable in her school years, which additionally brought about opportunities to compete in cross-country races. Although she has to a degree tested other pursuits, it was beneficial to establish the one endeavor that highlighted her strengths. Her journey would later see her enrolled in the army trade, whereby the training to build strength and stamina would place her in good stead.

A future turning point was to be the choice between continuing her army career or to go for gold within the arena of athletics. Athletics was to be the focused priority, in which she dedicated her time to a crucial training regime. In readiness, she embraced the athletic opportunities to compete on a larger scale and went on to become double Olympic champion. She has surpassed her sights and created an honourable legacy.

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Added on June 15, 2017
Last Updated on June 15, 2017
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Geraldine Taylor
Geraldine Taylor

United Kingdom

An author, poet spoken word artist, BMI songwriter, founder of Talented Showcase 1 and ambassador for Elite Fitness Apparel. Her song titles include Every Kind of Beautiful, Have Hope, Pour on Us A Bl.. more..