redemption

free verse

this poem is a free verse, there is no real structure to a free verse poem. It lacks meter and rhyme scheme, this is also why it is my favorite type of poetry. You cannot be told what to do in a free verse, which makes this poem all you.  

redemption

by lauren han

Redemption
every moment counted
of pain and exhaustion
breathing in sweat and blood
tasting hard work through tears
thousands in the crowds roaring
my reflection in the gold staring right back at me
for our country, for our name
we did it

+ this poem was inspired by the USWNT, who fell short of the gold medal and claimed silver in the 2011 Women's World Cup. They worked hard, trained better than ever, and won the gold medal in the 2012 London Olympics. It was redemption.