I want to be an Ironman and feel some inner pride,
Instead of hanging onto this bipolar-coaster ride,
My body needs an overhaul, it’s dripping with neglect,
It’s time to banish all the doubt and earn some self respect.
I want to be an Ironman and conquer epic dreams,
To swim-bike-run all day is not as crazy as it seems,
It may not be your cup of tea, but one forty point five,
Are miles I’ll gladly suffer for a chance to feel alive.
I want to be an Ironman and swim the open sea,
Avoiding arms and elbows is the perfect place to be,
I may not own a set of gills, nor veins filled up with brine,
But being in the ocean, grants me freedom every time.
I want to be an Ironman and ride with speed and grace,
My wheels spinning the rpms, as wind whips past my face,
I may not be the strongest, but I’ll guarantee you this,
The hills will not defeat me, I’ll be high on breeze and bliss.
I want to be an Ironman and run like a gazelle,
The lions may be hunting me, but I will give them hell,
My feet light as a feather, as I gather up the miles,
The finish line approaching, there is nothing left but smiles.
I want to be an Ironman with point one mile to go,
The rest I may have suffered, but from here it’s all a show,
The finish line lit up ahead, a thousand screaming friends,
All welcoming the warriors who made it to the end.
I want to be an Ironman and cross the finish line,
No doubt, no fear, no labels, it’s just me feeling sublime,
To hear, “You are an Ironman!”, there’ll be a tear or three,
Cause once I am an Ironman, there’s nothing I can’t be.
© The Complicated Bunny – 03 Oct 2020