Almost too excited we can get,
waiting for his "ready, set"
and then "go, go, go," which is why
I take so many sips and must try
then to keep my mouth dry, to wipe it dry
and never let it be too wet and may
use my shirt, Coach says, "O.K."
when it’s our olympic day,
and it’s hard not to tug up and down
on it or make the sound
to "go, go" and jump up and down
before we hear him say and can keep
my eyes straight and leap and leap
ahead, and also with my arms keep
swinging back and forth,
keep them swinging back and forth,
but still staying on the course
in our special meet because
Coach says we’re special for what each one does
and also my Dad says because
we’re different and loves me
because of that and likes to see
how fast that I can be,
and, I think, also because when
Stevie stumbles and Maya trips on him,
we all race back to get our friend
and help each one out
and help them up and shout
"go, go" so we can all about
run fast again and each one win.
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