(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 during 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.