(The Patron Saint of Athletes) I have created a 'thought' for all athletes and sports fans to read, consider and be able to refer to, before, during and after competition. The idea is, for it to be passed on to other athletes and sports fans watching and supporting athletes, all around the world as part of London 2012. Please take a look and pass on ‘Sebastian’
A THOUGHT FOR ALL ATHLETES BEFORE COMPETITION
Sebastian - here I dare to chase,
Pushing myself beyond fate.
Toiling on this road; be with me.
Withstand the torrents,
May you ever stride beside me.
Sebastian - I have strived in these fields,
Colliding with the elements for my hunger.
Game for gain; strengthen me.
Injury and illness,
May you ever evade me.
Sebastian - this aching sport will you take,
And forever beat my heart.
My competitors in my sight; hear me.
All and for all,
May I always respect you.
Sebastian - your centurion be it in me,
Sword’s width to separate us.
I see my finish; take me there.
Triumphant or despairing,
May you forever be within me.