Collaboration between Me and Mistermafio. Cool, huh! His is the bolded text.
The music reaches its climax
as a lone figure climbs upon a stage.
In his hand not a weapon,
in his mind not even a hint of rage.
In his hand he holds a simple flame,
that has travelled many miles across the globe.
A flame symbolising more then only fair-play,
a flame symbolising hope.
As millions of eyes watch ever on
the flame illuminates the night.
Showing the world that one place, one flame
could make everything right.
United they watch, flame spirals up.
To life, the Olympic torch roars,
thousand below watch on in awe.
Hope, upon heated wings, does soar.
And as it spreads through the thousands of people in the stadium,
it is caught by the camera’s lens.
And transported to millions of people all across the world,
from interested watchers, to dedicated fans.
The entire world,
joined in a collective sigh.
Looking at the flame
Wide-eyed, the audience watched,
as performance after performance astounded.
The athletes marched, flags waving high,
a the world’s sigh collectively sounded.
The weight of peace rested on these shoulders,
as all would watch their actions.
Would they compete together in peace?
Or would there be distractions?
Sporters from throughout the world,
competing to be the best.
Not a single incident,
peace between the east and west.
People cheer together,
regardless of colour and race,
language and religion
or the shape of ones face
The games begin, as the world looks on,
And teammates watch in anticipation.
Would they medal, would they win?
Or would they let down their entire nation?
Moments of grace and sportsmanship
between one athlete and the next
give all those viewing at home
something noteworthy to respect.
And while some might think these games are all about money,
all about winning, all about fame.
Or just that it’s all simply
just a stupid game.
To most, it has been something special,
a time for friends to get together and cheer.
And a special time for families to sit and watch,
bonding once again, loving, completely sincere.