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History-making Victory

She was agonizingly close
To winning the race when
Things started going haywire
They really played games on her
Some said her game was up
Many had written her off
Others said she was history

But they had to swallow their
Spoken-too soon convictions
She turned the tables on 
Those sticky things and at the
End hers was not only history
But also a simple sweet victory

Copyright © Ndaba Sibanda

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  1. Date: 5/7/2013 10:39:00 AM
    She triumphed in the end as you point out in this work. I like this poem a lot but feel the last two lines might be reversed. Peace & Blessings Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 5:36:00 AM
    Great work showing that we can make something of ourself when others have said that we can't ...Enjoyed reading this morn..Thanks for stopping by..I went back and added a comment on your work about the fossil..Sara

  1. Date: 2/1/2013 3:53:00 AM
    Like the way you have constructed this wonderful poem,, i too would have asked who the lady was,, but i see your comments below,, and still marvel at what indeed is a awesome poem you pen here....

    Sibanda Avatar Ndaba Sibanda
    Date: 2/1/2013 10:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Harry, thank you for stopping by.
  1. Date: 1/28/2013 7:03:00 PM
    Oh, I was thinking the same as Debs down here. wondering who it was about. I see it was just imagination. I do that a lot too, Ndaba.

    Sibanda Avatar Ndaba Sibanda
    Date: 1/29/2013 3:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Andrea, l wrote it with a clear conscience , it only dawned on me that some poet friends could be relating it to a certain incident here when l was analysing the responses(or even lack of them, as some preferred to comment on my earlier posts than the poem at the top!) to its publication on this site. AnYy resemblance of any person or incident is purely coincidental. Thanks, to all who have made their curiosities known to me, otherwise l was going to remain in the dark about what`s going on here!
  1. Date: 1/28/2013 2:40:00 PM
    I'm curious who are you writing about? Light & Love

    Sibanda Avatar Ndaba Sibanda
    Date: 1/28/2013 2:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Honestly, l am not writing about a particular person here or elsewhere. This piece is nothing but a figment of my imagination. Hope the explanation will suffice?
  1. Date: 1/27/2013 7:58:00 PM
    Hola Ndaba, love the sweet victory accomplishment here. she must had been a wonderful women... always~ Linda

    Sibanda Avatar Ndaba Sibanda
    Date: 1/27/2013 9:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Linda. This is an encouragement to all womenfolk to hold on and forge ahead.