The Match


You enter the ring,

And you can see,

This is the fight of your life,

Facing Muhammad Ali.

But the scales are tipped,

You hear cloth rip,

Wrapped around your eyes,

To your unpleasant surprise.

‘What do I do?’… you yell out,

But no one answers your meager shout,

You hear the bell ring…here we go,

The crowd amplifies… enjoy the show.

You have a choice…stand there in fear,

Or try to shift, into another gear,

Throw your punches…and try to hear,

When Ali’s feet come fluttering near.

He has speed and reach…’What do I possess?’

An iron jaw…and courage in excess,

I’ll take the punches…I’ll wear the fight,

I’ll fall down, but get up with all my might.

Blow after blow, my body begins to crumble,

But something inside starts to rumble,

‘The blindfold is slipping…I thought it might!’

This is about to become a different fight.

The opponent is worn down… he’s feeling tired,

And while your body is broken…your passion is fired,

You see clearly now, despite the beating,

That the whole journey, was the great meaning.

And Ali disappears out of sight,

Because you have won the biggest fight,

The enemy fought you… on its field,

Little did it know…you would never yield.

And isn’t this fight what life is about?

Being blindfolded before your greatest bout,

But with courage and willingness to take the hits,

The dream you will achieve…and obtain true grit.

Evan Sanders

Please Join My Dream

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  • wherethedaytakesme
    December 31, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Just what I need to hear, I am in a Fight, one for my relationship, I will fight for it, until there is no more to fight for.

    Thank you.

    • thebettermanprojects
      January 2, 2013 at 11:32 am

      Very good. Fight for what you believe in. You may not see the outcome, but keep going.

  • cythereandreams
    December 31, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    I like this very much – a great perspective!

  • rayts
    December 31, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    aren’t we all in fight? a nice perspective to ponder on…

  • libertyofthinking
    January 1, 2013 at 9:04 am

    Dear Evan,

    Great thoughts for the beginning of a new season of challenges, but may I humbly suggest (from an editor’s angle) you’d use narration instead of versification? In my opinion (fairly thinned by not knowing much about any of your previous poetries), narratives do a better job in expressing your thoughts…
    All my very best!

  • jsresults
    January 1, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    Life is a battle 🙂 Love this!

    • thebettermanprojects
      January 2, 2013 at 11:32 am

      Definitely is 🙂 Throw them punches

      • jsresults
        January 2, 2013 at 1:06 pm

        Keep your hands up and keep swinging!!

  • MythRider
    January 1, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Beautifully said. Gives me courage for my fight.

  • cornerpolitics
    January 2, 2013 at 4:48 am

    The things worth having or saving require some type of battle. Good post.

    • thebettermanprojects
      January 2, 2013 at 11:33 am

      Nothing worth it comes easy. Usually if its easy…its not worth it.

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