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by Babs Iverson 8 months ago in performance poetry · updated 8 months ago
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Winning a watch in the 90s, author's hula hoop victory!

One hula hoop they did share.

Daily practiced without care.

While one excelled right away,

one struggled with a delay.

The hula hoop spun around.

With, contests held in the town,

the fad would come and go.

Not to be deterred or outgrow.

Giving up would be a shun,

there were prizes to be won.

Watches and dinners do not scoff.

Persistence, of course, paid off.

All the practice was worthwhile,

winning celebration smile.

If you stay positive, are persistent, and continue to learn and practice, it will lead to success. Winning! As, Thomas H. Palmer's said, "Try try again."


Writer's notes: In 1958, my younger sister was a hula hoop champ. While taking longer for me to perfect my technique, my persistence, patience, and practice continued long after. The poem says it all. Thank you for reading!

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About the author

Babs Iverson

Barbara J Iversen, also known as Babs Iverson, lives in Texas and loves her grandkids to the moon and back. After writing one story, she found that writing has many benefits especially during a pandemic and a Texas-size Arctic Blast.

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Nice work

Very well written. Keep up the good work!

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  • Rick Henry7 days ago

    I enjoyed this poem as it came from the heart.

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