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.