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There’s good, there’s great, there’s amazing…

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Another week on Indie Ink. It’s a poem this time…

They stood in one long line,
Some casting sly smiles,
A few looking bold, and others, uptight
As they waited patiently under the shinning light,

Here were the final 10,
The best of the lot,
Fighting it out in the middle, to get
their hands on the crown

They were all good!
There was no doubting that,
they sang their hearts out,

But only three would make it to the top,
after a brief pause
The three names were called out one by one,
And the comments that accompanied these names
Had a common clause:

These three were great!

There was no doubting that,
They had stood out from among the rest
They have been bold; they have challenged the norms,

But only one would own the crown

Who would it be?

They sang again,
These great ones,

Their tracks were diverse, their tones were varied,
Yet each a great display of skill and talent

But one stood out
He was truly amazing,
His voice almost magical, his song so beautifully sung,
His face, a medley of emotions, his hand, reaching out to the teary-eyed child,

He was amazing!
There was no doubting that,
As they crowned him the winner,

The lights flashed again,
And the applause was deafening,
He screamed to the audience,
And they screamed in return,

In a post contest interview, they had a question ready for him,
“Wow, how did you do that, there was no doubting that was one tough competition?”

“There’s good,” he said,
“That was where I was once,
Two years ago,
When I stood like the rest here in that line.
Then, there’s great,
I was there too,
Not so long ago.
But my father said,
I had to be amazing to win that crown,
So I practiced, sang this song, for over 10,000 hours,
I sang this song to so many people,
I sang this song from my heart,
I sang this song because I loved it, because it made sense,
I gave it my all… I gave it more than my all,
And tonight, as I walked up this stage, I feared no one, I feared nothing,
I was at the top of the world,
Was I amazing? Did it show?”

—————-

I was challenged by Random Girl on ‘there’s good, there’s great, and then there’s amazing…’ I challenged Cedar.

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8 Comments

  1. Head Ant says:

    I always clammed up when I attempted to sing alone…

  2. Random Girl says:

    A poem, I love it! Great take on this challenge, it captures it perfectly!

  3. Jo Bryant says:

    For the first time you made me think about what goes on in someone’s head as they climb up and struggle to be number 1. For me that is what writing is about – getting people to think, to question. It is what good writing does, Thank you. Just one point – I think there is a mistake here:
    “Wow, how did you do that, there was no doubting that was one touch competition?”
    I think you mean – tough – not touch

    🙂 Have a great weekend

    • M says:

      Hey, yep… typo. I always have those things somewhere :s Thanks for pointing it out 🙂 and I’m happy the poem made you think 🙂

  4. I like this poem! Very readable and tells the story well.

  5. […] Random Girl challenges The Womanist: There’s good, there’s great, there’s amazing… […]

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