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Nina McArthur: a poem...
Posted by: Ninam91
Posted on: Wednesday 24th October 2012

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No words...just a message from Nina.

Swimming until you sink
Cycling until you crash
Running until you're run down
Sport can be a saviour, a therapy, a cure

It keeps you happy, healthy, free and pure
But it can become a habit, an addiction, a need
Where you'll do anything to succeed
Sacrificing your social life, family, friends and freedom

More miles, less fuel, the inevitable breakdown
To be described as sporty is a talent, a gift
Overcoming challenges, meeting goals, getting over that rift
But more miles, less fuel and so it begins..

Weight loss, mood swings, tiredness, the inevitable spiral as your body gives in
Swim, cycle and run to your heart's content
But don't let your love of sport turn into an evil descent
A mental and physical battle, letting down the ones you love

Sport should be a love not a fight, enough is enough.
I've realised what really matters in life, a good job, family and friends

I'll never let you down again, this battle is done and won, the end.

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