Step by Step
Inch by Inch
Day by Day
Hour by Hour
Week after Week
Practice after Practice
never looking back.
If I could only lift my left leg up for a few seconds more,
I'd be happy.
If I could only get up from a one knee down just a few seconds quicker,
I'd be jolly.
If I could only skate a half a lap faster during endurance,
I'd be excited.
So, I do.
I stick a one knee raise for a few sec more.
I do two perfect one knee downs amidst a slue of awful ones.
I skate 4 3/4 lap in a minute...so close to 5.
So, you want me to skate sideways?
I will get there.
You want me to connect all the points you've taught me into one fluid movement?
I will get there, too.
You want me to stop beating myself up for my short-comings?
I'm getting there, too.
You want me to cheer like a mo-fo, put my heart into this sport and support my teammates?
Done, no questions asked.
So, the next time I say to myself, 'you want me to do what???'
I'll respond with the same enthusiasm as always,
but this time I'll remind myself that
I'll get there, too.