Of Pure Pressure And Pure Pleasure
by Ndaba Sibanda
The heart and blood
of untainted beauty
for low blood pressure
The sight is the rate that
sings songs of wonder
Exciting fears prompted
into the heart and spine
to the zone of adventure
Venture into a bungee jump
and experience a real life
Make a majestic fall into the Falls,
grace the adventure capital of Africa
For there’s victory for the adrenaline
in the exquisiteness of Victoria Falls!
An Ability That Shines Like Gold
by Ndaba Sibanda
Thanks to a creative German doctor
who initiated a sports contest in 1948
for Second World War combatants
who had injuries to their backbones,
one of the largest global sports events
roared into life, and since then it takes place
every two years alongside the Olympic Games.
The Paralympic Games is an event at which great athletes
fly their national flags high as they exhibit their sublime skills
at their best sport in spite of a common thread marked by a disability.
When Paralympians compete in swimming and rowing events in the water
or on the track in wheelchair — or racing on blades, or in wheelchair basketball,
or rugby on a court or in skiing on mountain slopes or cycling in the velodrome —
what the spectators marvel at is pure world-class sportsmanship and individual ability!
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