An athlete's body,

Is much like a library.

Each bruise, scrape and scar,

Telling its own tale of:

Victory and defeat,

Pain and joy.

Falling,

And getting right back up.

Holding nothing back,

Making sure to give it your all,

Straining and working,

Dedicating your time,

For what you love.

Every pulled muscle,

Ever floor burn or cut,

Has its own story,

That every athlete,

Is proud to share.