You can sharpen your skills alone,
But the gym with partners has more:
Others who also train for war.
They’ll push a pace and set a tone,
Soon enough, you’re in the zone.
Your comrade, buddy, friend, and mate,
During practice may look like hate.
Being there to hold mitts or spar,
Friendly fire may leave a scar;
Preparing for a special date.
Prompted from Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge at: https://ronovanwrites.com/2020/05/13/ronovan-writes-decima-poetry-challenge-prompt-no-5-mate/.