Olympic Fortnight – Even More Poems

Usain Bolt by Kirsten

Getting ready to go

When the gun goes kablow

Running on the track

Ahead of the pack

He’s flash of lightning

No one can beat him

He’s as fast as you can imagine

With the power of an engine

He goes really fast

So prepare to finish last

He’s winning the gold medal

Usain Bolt by Abi E 

Running down the track

You can only see his back

He may be a hero

When he gets nine zero

Fast as lightning

So fast it is frightening

Bolt is his name

Winning is his the game

Usain Bolt by Jack 


Speedy like a cheetah

Athletically fit

Insanely fast

Nothing can stop him

Bullet from a gun

Off at top speed

Like lightning he runs

Track filled with dust

Qualifying by Elyse

Step forward on my mark

Shouts of support pump my heart

Blurry track straight ahead

Can’t concentrate, clear my head

Muscles twitch want to go

Want to run, but head says “No”

Need to win, I really do

If I don’t, I wont go through

Glance to my right, opponents stand

Poised like rubber bands

Sun is hot, sky is blue

Sweat trickles down, and dampens my shoe

BANG! The gun fires we leap off our marks

The crowd screams and shouts, happy as Larks

I skim ahead, wind in my hair

I don’t know what’s happening, who what and where

As I surge forward I feel I can fly

I feel so light, I feel so high

Is it a dream? I am not sure

But I`ve finished first place, don’t need to run any more

Jog to my team mates “AMAZING !” they cry

But the finals already begin to loom in my mind

Courage by Emma


Courage is so strong

It pulls you up when you fall

It makes you go again










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