underdog

Photo courtesy of Eugie’s Causerie

Champions
garner all the glory
seize the gold
stand on the shoulders
of others.
Winners losers
offense defense
the vocabulary of competition.

Real winners
walk without fanfare
outside the game
helping others
no matter the team
speaking a different kind of language.
Compassion and cooperation forge the path to the prize
where everyone comes out on top

even the planet.

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Thank you to Eugie’s Causerie for inspiring this poem. The prompt to which this responds is “underdog.”

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