THE MAN IN THE ARENA
The man in the arena YOU WILL KNOW
By the type of CHARACTER he will show.
As his FACE is marked with BLOOD and SWEAT,
He continues to battle with an EAGER MIND SET
Some men will FOLD when they Struggle with PRIDE
As they LOSE their DESIRE, and drop off to the side.
Others grow STRONGER, overcoming their FLAWS,
Enjoying the CHALLENGE, and not the APPLAUSE.
The THRILL OF THE BATTLE is the KEY
Which brings out our BEST, that only GOD sees.
Whether we WIN, or whether we LOSE,
We experience a JOY that few people CHOOSE.
THE MAN IN THE ARENA, THAT IS THE SPOT.
SO GO FOR IT NOW, AND GIVE IT YOUR BEST SHOT!!!
Theodore Roosevelt wrote the original poem in a speech in 1910. Frosty Westering rewrote