The First Step On Land - Victory At Sea

The First Step On Land – Victory At Sea

Nejib Belhedi of Tunisia wrote a beautiful poem about open water swimmers who make their first step on land after a long swim traversing across the immense sea space:

Neither the strong currents stop him,
Nor the wide sea immensity downs him,

Nor then the media would be unfair for him,
He continues his swim quietly and patiently,

He loves swimming and it’s a lifestyle with respect to nature as a principle for him,
Whenever he thinks, the sea waves dedicate a blue melody for him,

A big bang from the dark depth of the sea blesses him:
When large waves wake up, the breeze pools bend in reverence before him!
And never the tree hiding the forest!

It’s a question of ‘To be or not to be’ for him!
The Open Water Swimming Home is faithful.

They never forgets its free swimmers,
We see his arms thank the waves across each meter he swims.
It’s already a prelude to a new victory for him.

Copyright © 2011 by Open Water Source
Steven Munatones