The Gymnast, by Sofia Kioroglou

The Gymnast, by Sofia Kioroglou

The Gymnast, by Sofia Kioroglou

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Yes, I can do them all. My supreme performance on the rings has my mum fumbling for words. In my dreams, I am executing a challenging routine at the horizontal bar when you suddenly interrupt my stunt with your yelling voice. I don’t blame you. You just didn’t know a was working hard to win the gold medal on Sunday.

IMAGE: Romanian gymnast Ναdid Comaneci performing on the uneven bars at the 1976 Montreal Olympics, where she won three gold medals.

NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: I have always loved gymnastics and was quite captivated by the performance of great international male and female gymnasts. My favourite gymnastics sport has always been the rings and the horizontal bar. How I wished I had the agility and balance to do flips, jump, tumble and somersault. I suppose I can do all of them in my dreams.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Sofia Kioroglou is an award-winning poet, 2017 Best of the Net Awards Nominee, writer and prolific blogger residing in Athens, Greece, with her husband Peter. She remembers herself born with a quill in her hand writing poems and painting beautiful pictures. Her poems are included in many anthologies and a number of literary journals that include Verse-Virtual, Ariel Chart, Degenerate Poetry, Virtual Verse, Page and Spine, Festival for Poetry, Poetry Super Highway, Galway Review, Lunaris Review, Writink Page, Silver Birch Press, Halkyon Days, Ashvamegh,, and Winamop, to name but a few. She has a book forthcoming at the end of March. To learn more about her work, visit

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