FOREVER A LEGEND
(The PurpleHeart Tribute)

If I could walk a mile in the thousands that he has run, I’d feel like a legend too
Setting the stage with an elite standard that leaves many unable to follow suit

Lightning has struck so many times with the strike of his fiery thunder bolts
As the track hears the sound of the phenomenal run of his record making boots

History is still talking of him in many ways and no one dares smear his name
Earning the shouts of our many voices by the way he has changed the game

Usain Bolt - 'The Legend' via Flickr

Usain Bolt – ‘The Legend’ via Flickr

A man is born, working tirelessly at his craft from which a legend is made
And his speed defies logics by his height and just the way all his opponents fade

Far away, falling behind in an endless struggle to keep up with him to a race’s end
As history is rewritten with each record run and it’s proven that he’s a legend

And for him we raise the flag of black green and gold, as his glory never fades
In setting standards and erasing marks that truly define a legend’s accolades

On his mark he sets and goes, dipping his head and comes up painted in gold
And now he’s forever a legend, creating heroic stories and folklores to be told

There is no doubt that he came to gallantly mend a broken sport in all his toil
And for us, he’s forever a legend, risen from the humble dust of rural soil

We love and adore the way he bears our national pride of the land of his birth
As a Jamaican star who shines patriotic glory becoming a legend on this earth

@ PurpleHeart – I am Lyle PurpleHeart

Oakley Lyle is an author and poet – Visit his Facebook Page HERE

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