The Gymnast, poem by Sofia Kioroglou (MY IMAGINARY SKILL Poetry and Prose Series)

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nadiaThe Gymnast
by Sofia Kioroglou

Running
jumping,
tumbling,
somersaulting,
flipping and
balancing.

Yes, I can do them all. My supreme performance on the rings has my mum fumbling for words. In my dreams, I am executing a challenging routine at the horizontal bar when you suddenly interrupt my stunt with your yelling voice. I don’t blame you. You just didn’t know a was working hard to win the gold medal on Sunday.

IMAGE: Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci performing on the uneven bars at the 1976 Montreal Olympics, where she won three gold medals.

NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: I have always loved gymnastics and was quite captivated by the performance of great international male and female gymnasts. My favourite gymnastics sport has always been the rings and the horizontal bar. How I wished I had the agility and balance to do flips, jump, tumble and somersault. I suppose I can do…

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9 Comments

  1. γλυκό, νοσταλγικό, τρυφερό θα χαρακτήριζα το ποίημα σου, Σοφία μου
    και ταυτόχρονα δυνατό.
    Η φωνή της μαμάς σου χαλούσε τα όνειρα; ❤ …

    καλό βράδυ, με την αγάπη μου

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    1. Καλημέρα Αλεξία μου γλυκιά!Σε ευχαριστώ πάρα πολύ…Αχ ναι η μανούλα που τόσο την αγαπάμε…Τα φιλιά μου στα μωράκια σου

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    1. Yes, she did. Thank you so much for reading my friend. How is your garden shaping up?Love your garden adventures and all the beautiful colours. Sometimes when I see your shots, I get inspired and write poetry. Be blessed. Greetings from warm Athens!

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