Message to All

Rowden April 2019

May your great sport excite your heart.
Kindle in your mind a creativity
To journey beyond the old limits
Of all that has become wearisome.

May your sport challenge you towards
New frontiers that will emerge
As you begin to approach them,
Calling forth from you the full force
And depth of your undiscovered talents.

May your sport suit the rhythms of your inner self,
Enabling you to draw from the invisible
New ideas and a vision that will inspire.

Remember to be kind to those
Who work hard and try to help you,
Endeavour to remain aware
Of that inner world that lives behind
Each face of those in your support base.

Be fair in your expectations
Compassionate in your criticism,
May you have the grace of encouragement
To awaken such gifts in the heart of others,
Building in them the confidence
To follow the call of their talent.

There are many amazing talents
Who will never quite achieve greatness,
Because they do not acknowledge
Or respect the right of others
To exist in their world.