The Reason I Hated School Sports Day

Hey everyone, With all the excitement in the lead up to the Olympics I decided its time for a poetry post in support of those amongst us who love watching sport & maybe even participating in it but who hated School Sports Day with a venom.
The poem is titled. The Reason I Hated School Sports Day, I hope you enjoy the read.

The Reason I Hated School Sports Day

I hated school sports day
competition disguised as fun
I preferred to let my imagination
do the running for me
rather than attempt the egg and spoon race
or take my team from first to last place
in the final leg of the relay
I would win no prizes at the end of the day from hell
just the platitudes from teachers
and those better than me who would say oh well you tried your best
ashamed of my efforts
I would hide in my room
with my diary for comfort
As I realised i would be better
ranting and rhyming in poetic sprints
or longer distances
and playing games with words.

@ Gayle Smith 2012

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