The Neophyte Athlete's Escape

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There once was a neophyte athlete who went forth

She noticed the state

Of the bathroom she changed in

How horrid!

She felt her life was at stake

 

Changing in front of others

Gets easier, she thought

But her mind disregards it

like clothes, she discards it

But maybe...

She should start eating less cake

 

She arrived at the golden house of sprinting

No one was there

She turned 'round in despair

She'd forgotten the team practiced

In the pool hall that day

 

She went through the maze of halls

Praying she would hear the calls

Of her team mates through the walls

Telling her she didn't have to run through the whole building that day

 

Alas she could not,

The bridges were locked

Through the icy cold she fought

To arrive and warm up with her

Whole group of teammates that day


 

She arrived while they chanted

Their long limbs enchanted

those who spotted them from afar

They looked at her smiling,

Their friendly faces beguiling

To those who spotted them from afar

 

And she had not known

That she'd feel at home

With a family whose wing

Under she’d been

Little less than a fortnight ago

 

Yet she sprinted and whirled

Cavorted and twirled

She had never felt as free

As she had in her life that day

 

Her feet steadily pounded,
Against the mat they resounded

While she took in her surroundings

The chatter of girls

The laughter and swirls she heard and observed

As she lived her escape

 

But she had to slow down
The sharp pain brought her down

And her coaches frowned

When they realized what was taking place

 

It came with a price

This happiness could be her demise

Her muscles were aching,

Shoulders were shaking

How could she get through today?

 

Alas she recovered,

Yes her limbs she recovered

From a worrisome hold

From pain sharp and bold

But she knew she would do it again

She knew for a fact she would she would do it again

 

For the smiling faces

For the wonderful places

She was taken to when

Her feet steadily pounded
When against the mat they resounded

While she took in her surroundings

 

The chatter of girls

The laughter and swirls she heard and observed

As she lived her escape

When she finally lived her escape

 

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