Still the Greatest – Michael Phelps

Following the Beijing Olympics in 2008, I wrote this metaphor recipe poem about the Greatest Olympian of All Time…

A lot of time has passed since then – and a lot has changed… yet nothing has changed. From 8 gold medals after Beijing, to 20 gold medals (and more) at Rio, Michael Phelps is still the Greatest Olympian of All Time. 

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I’ve posted early this week, but you can read the full Poetry Friday round-up collated by Julianne at To Read To Write To Be… on Friday! 🙂

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19 comments

  1. How incredible is that man?! I was shedding tears with him today, as he wrote yet another first. He is a living, swimming history book, and who knows when he will write the last word.

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  2. What a splashy tribute! Thanks, Kat.
    My hubby had to work last evening, but I pushed pause right after the 200 medley to replay as soon as he walked in the door. Incredible. Just incredible. And how inspiring that he forged ahead after reaching a personal low only a couple of years ago. [And is that a precious baby or what?!]

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  3. Your descriptions are terrific. I missed seeing the race where Michael’s cap broke right before he swam, but that must have been something to see. His race last night was amazing.

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    • I wonder if they had the most FUN with tonight’s race/result – these three great names unable to be separated – and topped by this young lad with his own incredible achievement. Olympics are made of special moments – but they’re rolling thick and fast at Rio.

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