The difference is made...

The difference is made

Far away from the spotlight

On a dusty back court

In an old school gym

Out there in the forest

Hidden by the dawn of early mornings

Behind the barrier of pain.    

That consistent regular input

Unwitnessed by the crowd

Is what produces magic!

When time has come to cheer for the star

Applaud not only his winning moment

Not only his moment of truth and fame

But his journey towards it.

Celebrate the willpower

Not just on sunny days underneath blue skies

When everyone’s watching

But on the dark desolate ones

Invisible to other eyes.