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Cut, Broken, Done

December 7, 2012
By Propheteer GOLD, Sudbury, Other
Propheteer GOLD, Sudbury, Other
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Favorite Quote:
“The only thing that I see that is distinctly different about me is I'm not afraid to die on a treadmill. I will not be out-worked, period. You might have more talent than me, you might be smarter than me, you might be sexier than me, you might be all of those things you got it on me in nine categories. But if we get on the treadmill together, there's two things: You're getting off first, or I'm going to die. It's really that simple, right?
You're not going to out-work me. It's such a simple, basic concept. The guy who is willing to hustle the most is going to be the guy that just gets that loose ball. The majority of people who aren't getting the places they want or aren't achieving the things that they want in this business is strictly based on hustle. It's strictly based on being out-worked; it's strictly based on missing crucial opportunities. I say all the time if you stay ready, you ain't gotta get ready.”

― Will Smith

Cut. Broken. Done. That’s it. The end of months of training, the end of fighting through injuries, the end of going until the final buzzer. Cut. Broken. Done.

At this point begins the wondering. Why? Why was I denied opportunity because of one flaw? Why didn’t my strengths gain more attention than my weaknesses? Could I have done more? What if I had made that one shot? What if I had taken one more stride? Would I be cut? Would I be broken? Would I be done? As I look and see those who were deemed worthy, I am disgusted. Disgusted at the lack of heart behind the jerseys. Disgusted at the snake’s tongue that endeared them to the Voice. To the Voice that was blinded by skill in an area, or a helpful parent, disgusted by the lack of heart. While those who don’t have all the skill, but most, those who will fight for every square inch of ice, those who throw themselves in to the fire for victory. Those like me. Those who are cut, broken, done. We are the few, the few who seek individual success only to better the fate of our brothers, the few who would stand between our brothers and the enemy, those who in a time of crisis will stand up and lead by example. We are the few. We are the few that are cut. We are the few that are broken. We are the few that are done.

The author's comments:
Taken from personal experience.

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This article has 2 comments.

on Dec. 20 2012 at 10:01 am
What a great poem.  The reader can actually  feel the pain  and anguish.  Great job!

CMJL1324 said...
on Dec. 20 2012 at 9:55 am
This is truley an amazing piece of work! It expresses what everyone else has expirenced. 5 stars man!