London 2012

Finely tuned bodies
coiled like springs
in athletic readiness.
Hidden years of pain,
poised in a moment
of frozen serenity
before the race begins.

Raw volcanic energy
exploding from the blocks;
adrenaline surge.
Sinews stretching,
straining forwards,
ever onwards
towards the winning-line.

Swept along by the
surge of the dream,
carried along by the
urge of the team;
sporting combat,
where fragile dreams
come true.

Only a few can be
medal takers,
record breakers,
history makers,
but all can have a go,
in this greatest show
on earth.