by B.J. Lee
I never can understand why
a diver will climb toward the sky
to pull off a gainer.
Is nothing insaner
than diving from 30 feet high?
Copyright © 2012 B.J. Lee. From the book And the Crowd Goes Wild: A Global Gathering of Sports Poems. FriesenPress. Reprinted by permission of the author.
When given the opportunity to write poems for a sports anthology, I immediately thought of scary sporting events such as ski jumping, the luge, and high diving. As a child, I’d cover my eyes when these events came on TV and I still do.
B.J. Lee is passionate about children’s poetry. Her work appears in many anthologies
including: Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive for Kids, The 2013 Rhysling Anthology, The 2012 Rhysling Anthology, The 2011 Rhysling Anthology, And the Crowd Goes Wild: A Global Gathering of Sports Poems among others. Her work has appeared in many magazines as well, including Highlights for Children.
You can find more of her poetry on her blog http://bluewindow.weebly.com/, visit her at http://www.childrensauthorbjlee.com/, and friend her at https://www.facebook.com/bjaylee