Today is Sunday, June 4th, 2017. Before I climbed out of bed this morning, I turned on the television. As all the news channels were diligently focused, reporting about the latest in a series of recent terror events which occurred in & around England – the U.K. Almost immediately, I remembered a short poem I had written & submitted in 2012 to a poetry competition with Forward Poetry, a U.K. based publishing company. The theme was to write something pertaining to London & the Summer Olympics that year. Several weeks later, I received the exciting news I was a winner & my poem was going to be featured their a book of poetry collections titled, The Summer of Sport. This was my FIRST published piece of work…and it was published in the United Kingdom. I am forever grateful, therefore I felt it appropriate, necessary even, to re-post this poem about UNITY.
Sacred, pure colors, the ideal texture
Union Jack illuminated, prideful appreciation.
Tangible peace felt throughout world-wide networks
Celebrated, agreed to by all mankind…
Colossal strength, poise, dedicated work
Prove their privilege, their deserved honor.
Nations entwined as one, gracious and grateful
These guests of London, determined to represent…
Athletic battle amongst countries joyously received
Applauded and embraced, camaraderie, not enemies.
No weapons used in this battle, no one is at war
We are all humans capable of sportsmanship, capable…