Monday, August 29, 2016

After the Games--By Joyce I. Johnson--United States

After the Games

The Olympic games are ending.
Oh, what a show it's been,
With athletes losing gracefully
And gracious when they win.

Bringing honor to their countries,
Their families and their sports.
Behind the scenes they mingled
And listened to reports.

USA contestants are a wonder,
They have gobbled up the gold.
The tales of fearless athletes
Will be told and retold.

if only nations followed
The examples of their youth,
We'd solve our problems without war
And be winners in all truth.

Before the games in 2020
May the world find a lasting peace
And leaders who've learned lessons
And formed friendships such as these.

Joyce I. Johnson lives in the beautiful Skagit Valley of Washington State. She owns a small farm and rents her land to a bulb grower. She is surrounded by beauty in the spring from the tulips and daffodils that inspire much of her poetry. Joyce celebrated her 98th birthday in July of 2016.

1 comment:

  1. Joyce,
    I hope for peace too, but with Israel and the Middle East fighting since the beginning of time, and the terrorist bombing everywhere they don't like, peace seems very dim. I am glad most of the countries an come together once every four years to participate in the Olympics. U.S.A. bringing hone a lot of gold medals is just a bonus, the unity is what matters most.
    Your friend,
    David Fox
    P.S. Congratulations becoming 98! You must be doing something right!