Progressive like flowing river
Slowly like crawling snake
Covering miles at snail’s pace
With hope and courage
To grab the medal

Competitor extravagantly spent
Gold, silver and fame
Diverting your attention
Shading my hope

Frustrated, I return
With empty hands
As I had participated
In the human heart race

Tears flowing down the cheeks
Body filled with fatigue
With your humble refusal
To hold my hand for marriage
I just beg one more chance