Open Water Warrior, Now And In The Future

Open Water Warrior, Now And In The Future

Start line – anxious, scared, excited
For each yard tackled today, miles were recited
You are an open water warrior.

First miles – patience, smooth, settle
Embrace the sunrise from sea level
A pallet of deep blues, cool greens and orange hues
You are an open water warrior.

Half way – fatigued, doubting, tired
Thoughts of friends, legends, accomplishment inspire
Pull, pull, breath, pull, pull breathe
Half way through, hours remain – believe
You are an open water warrior.

Last miles -question, suffering, pain
A map plots your course, no walls, Ts, or lane
Dig deeper, streamline, these are the moments that define
You are an open water warrior.

Finish line – achievement, pride, emotion
Creek, river, lake, channel, sea, ocean
You are an open water warrior.

A great poem by Brandon Sullivan (with future open water swimmer in his arms)

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