Gliding across the ice
Spiraling in the air
Rotating, flying
With glitter and flare.

Sequins and chiffon
Grace beyond glory
Expressions, movements
All tell the story.

The music…… majestic
The turns and the twists
Nowhere on earth can you see
Something like this.

Years of practice
Lead to perfection
Five minutes of fame
May culminate in rejection.

One slip, one mistake
Can lead to a fall
You can lose everything
You can lose it all.

The roar of the crowd
The disappointment resounds
When after a fall
They strive to rebound.

Awards and applause
The medals accrued
If only you could imagine
If only you knew.

The sweat and the pain
They’ve suffered so long
Makes all of it worth it
Their character’s strong.

Winning or losing
They give it their all
No matter the outcome
They will stand tall.


Author: Patty Richardson

Writer: Film scripts, poetry, short stories.

13 thoughts on “FIGURE SKATERS”

  1. I’m a huge fan of figure skating and was raving about Papadakis and Cizeron in the Grand Prix in another post. You’ve summed up the beauty and challenges of the sport! 💗 Thanks for liking my comment!


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