The Better Man Project

Day (379) – The Match

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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


  1. January 3, 2013

    [...] Day (379) – The Match. [...]

  2. January 2, 2013

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

    • January 2, 2013

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

  3. January 1, 2013

    Beautifully said. Gives me courage for my fight.

  4. January 1, 2013

    Life is a battle :) Love this!

  5. January 1, 2013

    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!

  6. December 31, 2012

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

  7. December 31, 2012

    I like this very much – a great perspective!

  8. December 31, 2012

    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.

    • January 2, 2013

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

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