On the day that I became six-years old
I stepped on the ice the very first time
Gliding forwards so gracefully without being told
Then I looked at the clock and heard a loud chime.
Public Skating was over and had to wait the next day
I wanted to skate more and do the twirls again
It was the best day ever and wanted to just stay
And that was the moment when my life finally began.
I begged my parents if I can begin figure skating
A sport so mesmerizing with spinning and jumping up
Cuts and bruises but zero complaining
Training was tough but never gave up.
Waking up so early despite the little sleep
I spent my whole morning practicing to perfect
Those triple jumps and spins while everyone is asleep
Also working on the footwork that others tend to neglect.
Right after school I was back at it again
Sure I was tired but that wasn’t my excuse
Never slacked off; no gain without pain
Juggled both things but never I did snooze
Hard work payed off and I improved in a flash
Winning many competitions, surprising many skaters
Out of jealousy I was bullied and treated like trash
But I rose back up quickly, ignoring all the haters.
I trained even harder and when I was thirteen-years old
The State Games of America title came into my hand
The sacrifices and dedication finally turned into gold
And it was the moment when I finally could understand.
That figure skating was the best gift ever
My passion and sport that I could never let go
I will definitely continue to figure skate forever
Until the fateful day that I breathe no more.
Eleven years ago I will never forget
The moment when skating became my everything
There were lots of hard times but there is no regret
It’s my treasure and never I will trade it for anything.