After watching much of the Invictus Games over the past few days I have been in awe of these men and women who have shown such courage and determination in overcoming their tragic circumstances. Many of their stories brought tears to my eyes. Not only have they had to overcome their physical injuries, but they and others who have suffered such trauma have had to over come their mental barriers which often can take more healing than their broken bodies..
Turning our lives around after such an experience is often hard..
Sport has brought many of them back from their lonely ordeal of recovery.. Being part of a Team, encouraging and pulling each other up when things get tough is what unifies and brings I AM into focus..
I couldn’t sleep the other night and wrote this Poem in Tribute to ALL those who have taken part, and those who have helped them to get to the point.. You are all truly Invictus ..
I see your spirit riding high
Every challenge you meet you pass on by
You’ve pulled yourselves up within your hearts
Conquering obstacles right from the start
At times the odds were not stacked in your favour
But the I AM Will Power you have savoured
There must have been times when you felt so low
But your determination, True Grit is what you show.
Let us not forget your sacrifice
As those who rule roll the dice
In Games of War that snuff out life
To cause such suffering, grief and strife
Pride and admiration I have for your spirit
Invictus Hero’s each pushing your limits
All of you have come through so much
In Victory your medals to clutch
But Winners you are without a medal to hold
Be proud of the challenge to which you rose
You have connected to the I AM that we all are
And No Limits restricts the Light of a Star…
Well done to all..
“ I place no limits and no restrictions on all that I intend to accomplish from here on in”