The Last Olympics

I know more than I let on,

but I can’t stand the way people reply with arguments based solely on rhetoric, so

sometimes I keep quiet.

People argue even if they agree,

it always comes down to who

has the better reason to believe,

who has the stories that stand out in a world

where pain and struggle have become the last competition

and the only way we can prove ourselves

is to either have gone through more hurt, or

at least know someone else who’s done more.


About Sean O'Gorman

Spoken Word poet from Ottawa. View all posts by Sean O'Gorman

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