What a touching post and a great poem! I didn’t get to watch much of it, but I caught a glimpse here and there. Amazing athletes full of spirit and heart! -OM
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How can I put into words just how you’ve made me feel?
That you brought into prospective my life and all that’s real
You’ve shown me with your courage, your stamina and true grit
With a will as strong as iron that you are not prepared to quit
Despite the odds against you and the challenges you’ve faced
When you focus on your dreams, we each can win our race
We who cheer you on, see only the final score
We see not the tears and pain your story held before
You’ve trained so hard, achieved so much, obstacles you’ve overcome
Each of you are winners even if medals were not won
I’m humbled by your wit, your charisma and your charm
You’ve shown me and abled bodied, just how disabled it is WE are.
The above poem I wrote last evening after watching the closing ceremony…
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