My swimming poem

I started this poem in my head while I was swimming this morning and decided to finish it when I got home. I should probably get a life. Winking


I wake up early and put on my suit.
I eat cereal and peanut butter, and drink coffee to boot.

I dip my toes in the water. I slip on my cap.
I suction my goggles and start my first lap.

The water feels good and I feel strong.
I know the pool is where I belong.

Butterfly, breaststroke, and free.
Backstroke is what steals my glee.

I take a sip of water. I fix my cap.
This is no time for a quick nap.

Off I go, in my own world.
Inside my head, thoughts always swirl.

This is my time to sort out problems and pray.
It’s something I look forward to almost every day.

Sometimes I think about life decisions.
Or how to cook tonight’s chicken.

Lap after lap, I go and go.
Even when the outside world is filled with snow.

The water is often choppy.
My flip turns are always sloppy.

I swim. I pull, and I kick.
Even though I don’t go very quick.

I know I smell like chlorine.
It’s okay that my hair turns green.

I have my swimming friends, and they understand.
They know that this sport will always be my jam.

My arms slide through the water like butter.
I cough and spit a huge hocker into the gutter.

One last set. I’m almost done.
I finally see the morning sun.

It’s time to warm down and start my day.
I always enjoy my time of play.

I love this sport because it’s so fun.
Especially when I’m all done.

Swimming is for me and I’m for it.
I’m pretty sure I’ll never quit.



  1. Uhm, this is pretty cool and pretty much put a smile on my face. It’s so happy and the fact it rhymes amazes me because, well, I just can’t create a poem which rhymes AND makes and sense. LOL

  2. Love it! I’m not that passionate about swimming, but I know how it feels to write something about something you love/find interesting :)!

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