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Triathlon Poems

Triathlon Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of triathlon poetry to share and read. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for triathlon.

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O what heavy price for independence
Valiant men dying in fierce triathlon
Battling to their last breath for its defense
As they protect the walls of Babylon

Laying down their lives with no shade of guilt
While powerless the great sun god watches
Its ravaged empire...Read More
Categories: triathlon, anxiety, hope, love, passion, peace, war, water,
Form: Sonnet

Mad and The Roots
Gripped by the throat with tension 
Mad aggression pumping thru my veins 
Changing my complexion 
Pressing thru the world of small selections
Fencing off the other feelings of oppression 
And while I'm resting 
I don't wanna wake
But once my eyes open...Read More
Categories: triathlon, crazy,
Form: Rhyme
The clinking of the pans
Playing tic tac toe with a triangular time bomb can be said to be a great idea for a triathlon of terrifically trained turnips whose expertise in the feats show a huge display of dedication, dietary dresses, and downright deserved...Read More
Categories: triathlon, baby,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member The Poets Duel
The Poets Duel

I consider myself the poet
Of historic love affairs
Not the Romeo and Juliette’s we all know
The ones mirrored in lesser history of lore
Like Heloise and Abelard
I was the king of this poetic style

Then came along the competition
He thought somehow...Read More
Categories: triathlon, christian, deep, fairy, humorous,
Form: Free verse
Lauren Steadman
Lauren is originally a Paralympic swimmer, 
But her uncle guided her into the triathlon, 
A third of which involves outdoor swimming, 
And did her first one in 2011, came second. 

Born without a lower right arm, she’s won, 
Many a...Read More
Categories: triathlon, sports, strength,
Form: Blank verse

Melissa Reid
Melissa always dreamed of being a beach lifeguard, 
But when it got to the age when she asked about it, 
She was told she could not because of her eye sight, 
Since she is visually impaired and so can't see...Read More
Categories: triathlon, sports, strength,
Form: Blank verse
Alison Patrick
Alison completed the triathlon in Rio, 
With Hazel Smith, her guide athlete, 
‘Cos she’s visually impaired, not solo, 
And so needs Hazel to see the beat. 
She comes from Dunfermline, Scotland, 
Hazel comes from Edinburgh, capital,  
She loves...Read More
Categories: triathlon, sports, strength,
Form: Quatrain
Faye McClelland
Faye was working as a gym instructor, 
When a colleague asked her to set up, 
A triathlon event, and she was a runner, 
In the contest, so desired to join up. 

She competed in her first triathlon 2009, 
And is...Read More
Categories: triathlon, sports, strength,
Form: Quatrain
Claire Cunningham
Claire won 5 medals at the Barcelona Paras, 
In 1992, where she took the 50m freestyle gold, 
To set a World Record, and in the 100m pass, 
Still freestyle, she secured a warm silver fold,

A silver for the 100m backstroke...Read More
Categories: triathlon, sports, strength,
Form: Quatrain
Joe Townsend
Joe’s triathlon consisted of a 750m swim, 
A hand bike race which covered 20km,
And then a wheelchair race for 5km grim: 
Joe collapsed on the Rio finish line fen. 

But he came sixth, a good Royal Marine, 
Stepped on an...Read More
Categories: triathlon, sports, strength,
Form: Quatrain
Ryan Taylor
“Cerebral Palsy has not held me back, 
I've not let it hold me back.” A footballer, 
In past years on the England CP squad, 
Ryan is a para-triathlon PT2 competitor. 

In 2015 Ryan won the bronze medal,
ITU World Championships in...Read More
Categories: triathlon, race, sports, strength, water,
Form: Rhyme
George Peasgood
George suffered a traumatic left ankle injury, 
When he was only two and a half years old, 
But many a complex reconstructive surgery,
Meant that he could achieve his ambitions. 

His parents are both competitive Ironmen, 
And his brother represented Great...Read More
Categories: triathlon, race, sports, strength, water,
Form: Blank verse
Phil Hogg
Phil embraced his disability when he acquired it, 
And took up the disability sport of para-triathlon, 
Where you swim, cycle and race a set distance:
He broke his back in 1991 in a cycling incident. 

His nickname at school was Oggy,...Read More
Categories: triathlon, race, sports, strength, water,
Form: Blank verse
David Hill
David was told by his parents when a child, 
That he “could do anything [he] wanted to, 
no matter [his] ability.” They lived near sea, 
So they taught him to swim as a small kid. 

He loved it, and his...Read More
Categories: triathlon, strength, summer,
Form: Blank verse
Andy Lewis
Andy wanted to be in the Parachute Regiment, 
But only three days before he started training, 
He was involved in a bad motorcycle accident, 
Which eventually lost his leg, problems taking.

Determined to keep fit, he took up many sports, 
And...Read More
Categories: triathlon, body,
Form: Quatrain
4 My Virtual Homies
It’s a decent social life, just the people who surround
But why settle for just that? So many more options abound.

Do I want to talk about triathlon, poetry or ultra running?
The neighbors don’t get them; coworkers thing they're funny.

The only consistent...Read More
Categories: triathlon, community, friendship, fun, internet,
Form: Light Verse
(With thanks to John Miles.)

Singing was my first love,
And it may be my last,
Singing in the future,
Came from singing in the past...

First was singing at school,
Happy songs and ditties,
And a solo first verse
Of 'Royal David's City

Then to the local choir
To...Read More
Categories: triathlon, song,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Soda Pop
Cumulus clouds
Biking, running, hiking
Triathlon, walk, mountain, top
Drinking, bathing, fishing
Sunny, torridly
 Penned on November 11, 2014!...Read More
Categories: triathlon, appreciation, drink, life, psychological, sports, strength, visionary,
Form: Diamante