A Poem by julius_wyann

A poem about the good and bad aspects of competition written through the lens of dodgeball

Sweat on the brow 
Throwing balls of hatred with Love 
Love of the sport 

I dip, dodge, duck and dive 
because dodgeball is the game 
The beauty of competition 
transcends it all the same 

Balls are thrown to best me 
It only makes me better 
This is great, don't you see?
You are getting better too 

However, the game can get heated 
Animosity can build 
Then the Love is empty 
And only Ego is left 

The yelling then begins, 
along with the blame 
"it's your fault he got hit!"
"He crossed the line!"
"That shouldn't count!"
eventually the cheating as well 
and competition is no longer swell 

So beat your ego and be a good sport 
For the beauty of dodgeball 
Ego is your opponent in Life 
A "game" in which we all should Love 

© 2021 julius_wyann

Author's Note

Tear it apart, heap it with praise, doesn't matter. Just let me know your thoughts

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Hello, Julius! :)
I think you picked a great combination of themes for this. Your message is clear and relatable. I have trouble with losing, haha, so thanks for sharing.

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