WIN OR LOSE

The winning high 
the losing low,
the ecstasy
the agony,
the adrenaline rush
the deafening hush,
one elated
other gutted,
intriguing battle
nerve wrecking contest,
an emotional roller coaster
not for the faint hearted,
display of skills
of physical prowess
of mental acuity,
with right attitude
enduring with great fortitude,
the weight of a crushing defeat
too heavy for the soul,
turning it around
coming out of a big hole,
not to be acquiescent
but perseverant,
win or lose
be graceful,
for that's the essence of competing
your day shall come soon
to redeem yourself from all the gloom.