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Old 04-09-2008, 07:35 AM   #1
Paul Mirek
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CrossFit-inspired Poetry

Good morning CrossFitters! Happy National Poetry Month!

As a high school English teacher, I challenge my students to write things that are inspired by actual experiences that have created strong feelings in them. I have received on many occasions some wonderful stories, poems, and essays from these challenges. So I thought I'd challenge you all! Can you create a CrossFit-inspired poem? Here's mine:

Kelly, Gwen, Linda, Helen and Fran-
These are the girls that make me a man.
Thrusters and Wall Balls, Deadlifts and Sprints
Make my quads burn and prevent shin splints.
Lovin' the feeling had from the pain,
Co-workers stare as if I'm insane.
I owe this to Coach and his CrossFit
Helping me off the coach to get fit.

I hope you all have better skills than me! Feel free to go to my webpage and post your CrossFit-inspired poem to my comments.

http://mrmirek.blogspot.com (w/f safe)
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Old 04-09-2008, 09:28 AM   #2
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Re: CrossFit-inspired Poetry

Crossfit Haiku:

Fight Gone Bad is hard
Fran just kicked me in the balls
Eat zone-paleo
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Old 04-09-2008, 11:06 AM   #3
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Re: CrossFit-inspired Poetry

We (at CF Watertown) confess to sharing a love of bad CrossFit haiku, hence our blog posting (in Feb) of:

Ode to Chalk

Chalk makes us happy
Even when things really suck
Chalk is still our friend


And, it gets even worse, two more unblogged efforts:

Wallball

Behold the Wallball
It looks like it should be fun
Oh, I wish it was . . .


And . . .

Wallball Redux

Wallball is mean mass
Every one that goes up
Comes down so damn hard



But don't go looking for poetry on our blog right now, because today we're just a bunch of a**es.
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Old 04-09-2008, 12:36 PM   #4
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Re: CrossFit-inspired Poetry

There was a thread about this a long time ago. A search may bring it up. This poem was my favorite, though I did not write it. Major credit goes to whoever it was who did.


This Is Just to Say

I have left
a sweat angel
on the mats
in your gym

and which
you were probably
cleaning
for cardio classes

Forgive me
I was exhausted
so sweaty
and so spent
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Old 04-09-2008, 01:34 PM   #5
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Re: CrossFit-inspired Poetry

An Intermediate's Ode to Cindy:

Missed 20 rounds just
Bloody Cindy kicked my butt
Endorphins are nice
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Old 04-09-2008, 03:10 PM   #6
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Re: CrossFit-inspired Poetry

Haiku about Globogyms:

Crossfit is easy
Just ask the big musclehead
Still doing curls
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Old 04-09-2008, 03:17 PM   #7
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Re: CrossFit-inspired Poetry

HAHAHAHA, I wrote that Patrick, glad it was remembered. I do have to add my apologies to William Carlos Williams.
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Old 04-09-2008, 03:38 PM   #8
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Re: CrossFit-inspired Poetry

There once was a girl named Susie
Who was really a lollapaloozie
A flash in the pan
When scaling back Fran
'Cause Fran's a WOD that's a doozie!

Susie
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Old 04-09-2008, 03:45 PM   #9
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Re: CrossFit-inspired Poetry

Oh, fine. You edit, I edit, so there.
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Old 04-09-2008, 03:52 PM   #10
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http://www.mikesgym.org/articles/ind...5&articleID=10 wfs

Poem By Sage
Sage Burgener

AS I STEP ONTO THE PLATFORM MY STOMACH IS TURNING,
MY HEAD, HANDS, AND CHEEKS SEEM TO BE BURNING.
I WALK UP TO THE BAR AND I FEEL SO SMALL,
BUT ALL I SHOULD BE THINKING IS GETTING REAL TALL.
I KNEEL LOWER AND LOWER THEN GRASP MY HANDS TO THE BAR,
AND I LOOK FOR A FOCUS POINT, ONE THAT'S NOT TOO FAR.
I THINK OF ALL THE THINGS I HAVE LEARNED OVER THE YEARS,
THIS LIFT SEEMS SO HARD THAT IT EVEN BRINGS TEARS.

"ENOUGH" I SAY
JUST LIFT THE WEIGHT!!!
LIFT IT WITH POWER, WITH HONOR, AND FATE!!
IN A COUPLE OF SECONDS AFTER WHAT SEEMS LIKE YEARS,
I AM DONE WITH MY LIFT, I AM DONE WITH MY FEARS!
I AM GREETED WITH HUGS, CONGRATULATIONS, AND CHEERS,
AND ONCE AGAIN, BECAUSE I AM HAPPY, DO I BEGIN TO SHED TEARS.

Not sure how old she was when she wrote that, but that's some good stuff.
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