Yes, they are our rival quartet,
response to ours being top rated
of all high schools in the country.
Well, we welcome competition,
nice to have the addition of other schools.
Putting it bluntly, there have been warnings
aplenty, that we are slipping up
on the job–practice promises broken,
not enough oomph–that sort of thing.
Of course, it’s only natural when you become
overly confident.  Stings, though.
We have to show them.  Need to put our noses
to the grindstone. We’re the best.

Written for #153 Words: sting, grind, natural, blunt, addition, response, broken, job, course, rival, quartet, plenty, warning

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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2 Responses to Competition

  1. 1sojournal says:

    Competition is a hard thing. When you win, the pressure is doubled and you can’t go back to what was before. You capture that and more in your brief but clear writing,



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