10,9,8,7… No Mas? No Way!

Get up, stand up, carry on the fight
Don’t you dare call it a night
Don’t you lose focus, don’t lose sight

You can’t quit, it ain’t over and out
There’s always but always another bout
So get up again and shed that doubt

There’s a crown to win, don’t lose hope
Put up your guard, rebound off the ropes
The countdown’s not over, why do you mope

Forget about that damned white sheet
Shrug off the pain, drag yourself back on your feet
And don’t ever contemplate defeat

Get back to your corner, how does it matter
If you feel bruised and battered
Your will, it’s indomitable, it never shatters

Wipe the sweat off your brow, there’s no disgrace
The blood off your skin, the tears off your face
Come back strong and up your pace

Shut out that crap, all that drivel
They want you to hang them up, throw in the towel
Show them your desire & drive from the depths of your bowels

OK now, steady yourself, don’t stagger
Bring back your familiar old swagger
Eye of the tiger, remember, eye of the tiger

Bare your fangs, stop being a pup
Clear your mind… yes, pick yourself up
You’re destined to drink from the victor’s cup

Enough is enough, c’mon, show them you’re tough
And that you’re made of much sterner stuff
Tell the Bogeyman in your head where to get off

I want to see the steel, the fire, the derring do
You know just exactly what to do
Get out there and re-discover the ole one-two

As they say: no guts, no glory
No feeling sorry, no self-defeating worry
KO them, you’re the star of the story

That’s it… put back your gloves, let out a roar
Believe me, my friend, you’re destined to soar
The eternal warrior, seeking more

So sting like a bee, float like a butterfly
Champion of Champions, it ain’t no lie
You’re it, the real deal, you’re the guy

Hey, world! get the heck out of his way
Watch my boy into the ring sashay
And this time, folks, he’s here to stay

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20 thoughts on “10,9,8,7… No Mas? No Way!

  1. This is so so so inspiring. . I loved these lines :

    Get back to your corner, how does it matter
    If you feel bruised and battered
    It’s your will, it’s indomitable, it never shatters

    Wipe the sweat off your brow, there’s no disgrace
    The blood off your skin, the tears off your face
    Simply come back strong and up your pace

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  2. Kunal, this is some amazing stuff! I love the poem, everything from the fact that it has three lines to every syllable of the poem. It’s so inspiring and strength-giving! Great work 😀

    Like

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