Vic

Vic


 

Existence can be harsh; and life can be unfair
Fate may be unkind; when all you have are dreams
But you rise above the ashes, onward you dare
In the music of the night, you ride the moonbeams!
 
Always you face hurdles, seemingly insurmountable
Unexpected obstacles strewn across your alleyway;
Quicksand can derail goals if you’re not careful
In the music of the night, steadfast you must stay!
 
The world often times can be cruel, unforgiving
And yet beauty appears to the most gruesome beast
From pain or tragedy; you’ll find triumph arising
In the music of the night, you’ll raise your fist!
 
For life’s but a four and half minute freeskate
Each element is a milestone you must achieve
You fall, but you get up! Failure’s not your fate
In the music of the night, this you must believe!
 
When you find yourself in the world’s grand stage
Take heart, you’ve been tested and ready to fight
You’ve endured a crucible in your young age,
Thus joyous you’ll skate to the music of the night!
 
02-01-2016
© Vic A Evora...

This poem was inspired by the pair skating team coached by my daughter Amanda and her coaching partner Jim. Tarah and Danny won the national championships two weeks ago and they are going to the World Championship next month. In the long program, they skated to “The Music of the Night” from “Phantom of the Opera”, hence the title and a recurring phrase in this poem. They overcame many obstacles, particularly Tarah. Her father died two years ago; her mother is very ill; she herself has undergone hip surgery eighteen months ago. This is my tribute to their magnificent accomplishment!

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Robert L. Martin
over 3 years

Congrats to the pairs skating team. A great accomplishment. Your daughter must be very proud. The poem was a very good pep talk. Very well versed.

Vic
Vic
over 3 years

Yes she is. Her transition from national-level skater to national-level coach was seamless. I'm a very proud dad.

Vic
Vic
over 3 years

Thank you Robert

D. Thurmond   aka  JEF (James Everett Falcon)
over 3 years

Smooth as those skaters, gliding effortlessly. Well done.

Vic
Vic
over 3 years

Thanks JEF

Vic
over 3 years

Thank you Leesaan

Leesaan Robertson
over 3 years

This poem is awesome and it is written beautifully.

Charlotte B. Williams
over 3 years

OMG they were fantastic, so well done !!!

Vic
over 3 years

Thank you Charlotte. Because of the story behind it, the words just poured out.

BTW, did you get to watch the attached video - the arrow above the title is the link to the video.

Charlotte B. Williams
over 3 years

This is beautiful and certainly can be applied to any situation, congratulations to the team and the coaches. Love this , this is what I call writing !!!

Vic
over 3 years

Thanks Ben

Benjamin G. Sangalang
over 3 years

Amazing performance by the skaters! Fitting tribute! Credit is also due Amanda and her coaching partner.

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