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Chase Of The Champion -

I am a champion,
the thought and feel of it is real,the fact being indisputable and the reality pure,
with others,and in singular isolation victory over the misery of disrections is now,and future,
I am a champion because I have led myself and others to victories,
victories over the malvolent and lurid labors,
living,toiling,dreaming,and breathing within the parameters of a system foriegn
to my instincts, alien to this suture,

I am a champion along with others because I weep incredulity 
at the untaught magnitude of a work ethic producing abject glories,
brought to my knees,my heart beats rife with pain,fear, & the mud of doubt,
brought to lunacy by the dispassion that consequence savors,
rising, and rising as emotions explode at the chance and moment for domination,
justification, to obliterate the obstacles,making room for stories,
awaking with dry pain in the eyes,nausea,dizziness,despair,
seeking simple reasons for motivation to go forth,
wishing quixotically for more sleep,

finishing the day feeling dumb,dull and brazen like a fenced horse 
hungry for edification,rectification,seeing the great steppe with a risk too deep,
going on week after week with new sprains & strains on mind body & spirit,
always some mistake, cuts, bruises, burns & hyperextensions,
compulsively micromanaging,hyperanalysing, a manic finisher,
nothing will dissuade me from the thankless pursuits of daily perfections,
the anatagonists,the ones who sneer & discourage casually at the noble attempts
of the able champions trying to maximize efficiency,to excel,win,

raising that standard which the mediocre claim can't be improved,
I and others jeapordize our health,safety,sanity so to accomplish the impossible,
I receive no grand trophies,new contracts or publicity,
nobody takes my picture or delivers a prize,
there are no special tokens or passwords on the table,
we strive ferociously for the sake of victory,for the knowledge of limits,
this way setting greater goals & tests,
being testaments for others who climb,
do I want acclaim from Deity for my successes,distinction for my sacrafices, no,
I work hard for me and others to be sublime -


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  1. Date: 10/2/2012 2:21:00 AM
    I love it Justin! Doing the right thing because it's the right thing to do(without expecting gratitude) - that's what makes a real champion. Your delivery is on point. Nice! Very nice!

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 10/2/2012 2:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Precisely Vicky - loving survival, loving strength born from weakness and dependency - it is important to me that reader understand that I intend no disrepect to Deity or Providence, the idea to take accountability and make life work for you, and to assist others in the process - thanks for the respect Vicky - J.A.B. %
  1. Date: 9/28/2012 11:00:00 PM
    Justin, you are a star. I love the champion, you agree to be. You built your own castle. And sacrificing in life, comes with comfort at the end of each day. Working hard, should never put us to shame. Sometimes we might not play the right game, to win. We are all out own persona, and that is what makes us champions. You explained it all well Justin, my sweet friend. it is tough jeopardizing lots, and working with our own sanity. Keep it sane, is hard work itself. Your a mighty poet, xox~pD

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 9/29/2012 1:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    " It takes one to know one " PD. - I find tremendous satisfaction in knowing that you understand the pleasuresome struggle delineated in this piece my Sphinx, with no hesitation I count you amongst the Champions, the proof is in your work! Thank You! J.A.B. %
  1. Date: 9/26/2012 6:09:00 AM
    A powerful write, Justin! You know yourself for who you are, this "Champion" who will test his limits, but one who feels no acclaim..."no grand trophies, new contracts, or publicity". Ouf, what is a trophy but something to dust like a teddy bear you might feel to hug. You hold and hug onto justice and beliefs, You will be noted for your love, dedication, foresight, and knowledge. Best wishes, love, Mikki

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 9/27/2012 1:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I certainly hope so Mikki - this rather stiff composition is a tribute to people I'm aware of who manifest the toughness and qualities enuciated therein - I just happen to believe that I belong in their company - I just want to live to fulfill my potential Mikki - thanks for the love - J.A.B. %
  1. Date: 9/25/2012 12:38:00 PM
    Powerful work - a true champion's piece. Keep up the great work. ~Laura

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 9/25/2012 9:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I need your faith Laura, it helps me care more about the people I write for and that is priceless - J.A.B. %