I longed for victories to climb the stage,
Was disheartened when I failed,
Win and loose are part of the plan,
Victory laid in the moment I praised.
I thanked the day that dreamt of exploring the shores,
Even though there were no modes.
I thanked that hopeful heart,
That never gave up and silently pursued the path.
Deep Determination created the ways,
Mind and body in sync through the days.
It took a foreign land and those friends I met,
To recognise the splendour I had.
Grateful to those futile encounters, to whom I bestowed my time and vigour
As for them I gained the prudence to transform my style and manner
I thank that successful common individual,
Who made it easier to believe that impossible is, in fact possible.
I am grateful to the imperfections of life,
That make winning so vibrant and alive.
The quest to be happy was discerned,
When there were days full of concerns
If there was no embarrassment and failure,
How could have I unearthed the spirit of challenge and, persevere.
The key to happiness was discovered,
Only once the courage to ‘hit & trial’ was uncovered.
Advance and forge ahead is the motto
Winning is contagious and a lifetime tatto!